Under The Shade Tree
Welcome to this website which is about the city
of Valley View, TX. I hope you will find it to be
interesting and informative.
In days gone by it was common for friends and
family to gather and share their thoughts of
weather, crops, events of the time and most of
all the family stories that were past down from
generation to generation. These times were
often spent UNDER THE SHADE TREE.
Several years ago I began this site with only
the recording of history in mind but as time has
gone by it has changed to include events of the
We are very fortunate to live in a place that is
known as the "Friendliest Place in Cooke
I will make additions to this site as time
Enjoy the trip! Norman L. Newton
© Copyright 2001 to present by Norman L. Newton. All rights reserved. This
site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my
Valley View Town History
"Honor the Texas flag; I
pledge allegiance to thee,
Texas, one state under God,
one and indivisible."
Purchase a brick that is inscribed to honor your
family, business, etc.
Your Keep Valley View Beautiful Committee
Some of My Favorite Links
Aerial view of Valley View courtesy of Bill Maughan. Photo
*Population number comes from the 2010 Census.
"WE WON AGAIN"
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|A Keep Texas Beautiful Affiliate
2006 Governor's Community Achievement Award Winner
2009 Governor's Community Achievement Award Winner
|VALLEY VIEW, COOKE, TEXAS
L-R: Perlene Newton, Joan Hazelhurst, Norman L. Newton
Receiving the 2009 Governors Award in Houston, Texas.
UNDER THE SHADE TREE
Book For Sale $10.00
Title: Capturing the Past for Keeps
Each Volume is 60 pages of stories written
by local authors Cooke County Historical On
sale now at the Morton Museum, Gainesville,
Texas Volume I and
In Remembrance: Some gave all
The Clothing Closet (United Methodist Church)
Open: Wed. & Fri. 11am - 4 pm
Sat. 9 am to noon
"The Friendliest Place in Cooke County"
The Amazing Story of Gerry (coming soon August, 2014)
Thanks to Katie Brinkley for the beautiful mural she painted on the
NOTICE: THIS WEBSITE WILL BE DISCONTINUED
AFTER MARCH, 2021. I AM WORKING ON MOVING
ITS CONTENTS TO ANOTHER WEBSITE THAT IS
CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT. WILL
ANNOUNCE ITS LOCATION AFTER ALL CONTENTS IS
MOVED. THIS SITE IS HUGE SO WILL TAKE AWHILE.
Norman L. Newton, 3/2/2021