Around Aledo (Images of America) by Susan McKeague Karnes,Homer Norris

By Susan McKeague Karnes,Homer Norris

within the mid-19th century, a couple of hardy settlers of ecu descent carved out farms within the transparent Fork Valley of present-day Parker County, attracted via the area’s springs, tributaries, and a burgeoning industry in within reach castle worthy. for hundreds of years, Comanche and Kiowa had inhabited the land, and a interval of dramatic clash ensued, exacerbated through the Civil warfare absence of able-bodied husbands and sons. by way of 1880, ranches and settlements flourished, aided by way of the citadel Worth–Yuma livestock path and a Texas and Pacific Railway line connecting citadel worthy to the county seat of Weatherford. because the first mail cease within the newly shaped county, Aledo was once in brief dubbed Parker Station earlier than having its identify replaced in 1882—a bow to a railroad engineer’s Illinois native land. this day segments of Bankhead street, the nation’s first paved transcontinental street, wind round Aledo, the Annettas, Willow Park, and Hudson Oaks, thriving groups that provide a pastoral way of life mins from the city facilities of the fortress Worth–Dallas Metroplex. Mere fragments stay of Newburg, Prairie Hill, Willow Springs, and different outdated settlements, noticeable in simple terms to old-timers and misplaced to dwelling memory.

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