Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 22-12

Accession Number: 0708-19

Item(s): Invitation to and program for the dedication of the Ben Carpenter monument, November 9, 2007; and a booklet entitled "A History of Las Colinas, 1973-2003," that was distributed at the dedication.

Producer: Las Colinas Association        

Donor: Dr. Ben Thomas

Date Received: November 12, 2007 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.

Description

     The file contains an invitation to and a program from the dedication of the Ben Carpenter monument, November 9, 2007. The file also contains a forty-seven page booklet entitled "A History of Las Colinas, 1973-2007," that was distributed at the dedication. The booklet was published by the Las Colinas Association. During the 1970s, Ben Carpenter developed his family's ranch and surrounding land into a mixed-use residential and business development known as Las Colinas. He also donated land to the city of Irving for a hospital and an arts center. A statue was dedicated in his honor for the work he did for the community and placed in the Las Colinas area.