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By Susan McKeague Karnes,Homer Norris

within the mid-19th century, a number of hardy settlers of eu descent carved out farms within the transparent Fork Valley of present-day Parker County, attracted via the area’s springs, tributaries, and a burgeoning marketplace in within sight castle worthy. for hundreds of years, Comanche and Kiowa had inhabited the land, and a interval of dramatic clash ensued, exacerbated by means of the Civil conflict absence of able-bodied husbands and sons. by means of 1880, ranches and settlements flourished, aided by means of the castle Worth–Yuma livestock path and a Texas and Pacific Railway line connecting fortress 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 sooner than having its identify replaced in 1882—a bow to a railroad engineer’s Illinois fatherland. this present 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 citadel Worth–Dallas Metroplex. Mere fragments stay of Newburg, Prairie Hill, Willow Springs, and different outdated settlements, seen basically to old-timers and misplaced to residing memory.

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