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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 close by castle worthy. for hundreds of years, Comanche and Kiowa had inhabited the land, and a interval of dramatic clash ensued, exacerbated through the Civil battle absence of able-bodied husbands and sons. through 1880, ranches and settlements flourished, aided by way of the fortress Worth–Yuma livestock path and a Texas and Pacific Railway line connecting castle worthy to the county seat of Weatherford. because the first mail cease within the newly shaped county, Aledo used to be in short dubbed Parker Station earlier than having its identify replaced in 1882—a bow to a railroad engineer’s Illinois fatherland. this day segments of Bankhead road, the nation’s first paved transcontinental road, 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 Mere fragments stay of Newburg, Prairie Hill, Willow Springs, and different outdated settlements, noticeable basically to old-timers and misplaced to residing memory.

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