Smokestack Memorial

Constructing the Memorial

Memorial Dedication Ceremony!

Cowellian Blog – 29 August 2009

On Saturday, August 29, 2009, The Cowell Homeowners Association Board of Directors hosted a ceremony to dedicate the Smokestack Memorial. In spite of the extreme heat, it was a great event, and many Crossings residents turned out, as well as several people who had lived in the Town of Cowell.
Mark Weinmann was the Master of Ceremonies. Mayor Hoffmeister cut the ceremonial ribbon, and councilmen Bjerke and Shinn were also on hand to represent Concord.
Texas Back 40 did the catering, and everyone ate very well. For the kids, they had bounce-houses, sno-cones, and face painting. The Walnut Country Swim Team and our Pre-school had booths set up. CCWD was on hand to share tips on saving water without violating the CCRs regarding lawn care. Concord police had information on neighborhood watches and preventing crime. The Crossing’s own Cub Scout Pack, Pack 445, brought some of their pinewood derby cars and did a little recruiting.
I was lucky enough to share a booth with the Concord Historical Society and several former residents of the Town of Cowell.


Smokestack Memorial

Smokestack Saga
Damage and Debate  •  Preparation •  Demolition  •  Memorial

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