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Weatherford : the early years / Jonelle Ryan Bartoli and Brenda S. McClurkin.
Bartoli, Jonelle Ryan
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2012.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
McClurkin, Brenda S.
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Images of America
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The early years of Weatherford yield stories of trials and triumphs as a rowdy frontier town that matured and became known as the "City of Churches" and the "City Beautiful." Created in 1856 as the county seat of newly formed Parker County, Weatherford was lush with grasslands, timber, and fertile soils. In 1858, the two-story brick courthouse was surrounded by log cabins, frame buildings, and tents. For nearly two decades, the town was the principal supply center for points west and a safe haven for settlers seeking refuge from Indian raids. Stalwart men and women nurtured the development of religious, educational, and cultural refinements. But when the Texas & Pacific Railway arrived in 1880, it spurred Weatherford's stature as an agricultural, banking, and commercial center and opened national markets to local cotton and prize-winning watermelons. The historic City Beautiful is still evident today in Weatherford's picturesque courthouse square and quaint tree-lined residential districts.--Amazon.com.
Includes bibliographical references (page 127).
1856-1879, a frontier town -- 1880-1889, all aboard -- 1890-1899, great expectations -- 1900-1909, a new century -- 1910-1919, on the home front -- 1920-1929, renewed hope -- 1930-1939, weathering the 1930s.
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