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Lake Highland Historical Association - Marguerite (Griffin) & Sam Wallace


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Two of the early pioneer families of Lake Highlands were the Griffins and the Wallaces. The Griffin family owned a farm on what is now Royalwood Drive. The parents died in their prime, leaving nine children ages 2-19. These exceptional children determined to stay together, cared for one another and ran the farm until they were all grown and married. The John Wallace farm was on the land between Miller and Church and Ferndale and Plano roads. Their old well is still visible on the corner of Kirkhaven and Church. Marguerite Griffin and Sam Wallace eventually married, and were life long residents of Lake Highlands. Although they had no children of their own, their passion for young people and education was evidenced by the donation of their land that has educated many LH youth, Wallace Elementary.

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