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History

The construction of the labyrinth combined the talents of the Mo-Ranch maintenance staff and dedicated volunteers. In February of 2001, Mo-Ranch was the site of a national Mariners in Mission event. Mariner volunteers took a level site, with the outer frame in place and completed the interior construction of the labyrinth in one week.

Youth groups from St. Stephens and Ridglea Presbyterian Churches, Ft. Worth, spent their 2001 Spring Break at Mo-Ranch. A part of their labor was the outlining of the paths leading to the labyrinth and the Luttig-Shelton Pavilion.

Our labyrinth is based on the design of the labyrinth found at Chartres Cathedral in France. The meandering path of the classical eleven-circuit labyrinth includes thirty-four turns. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has a single path which, if followed, leads directly in and out of the center. Our labyrinth is slightly larger than the Chartres labyrinth.

The labyrinth was dedicated on Saturday, May 5, 2001 during the Mo-Ranch Men's Conference.