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within the mid-19th century, a number 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 citadel worthy. for hundreds of years, Comanche and Kiowa had inhabited the land, and a interval of dramatic clash ensued, exacerbated via the Civil struggle absence of able-bodied husbands and sons. through 1880, ranches and settlements flourished, aided by means of the fortress Worth–Yuma farm animals 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 used to be in short dubbed Parker Station prior to having its identify replaced in 1882—a bow to a railroad engineer’s Illinois homeland. at the present time segments of Bankhead street, 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 castle Worth–Dallas Metroplex. Mere fragments stay of Newburg, Prairie Hill, Willow Springs, and different outdated settlements, obvious in simple terms to old-timers and misplaced to residing memory.

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