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April 2019

The Trinity River: Its History and Evolution

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Through a two-hour lecture/discussion April 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and six-hour Saturday tour (with lunch) from 9:00am to 3:00pm, local probate judge and historian Quentin McGown will lead an exploration of the history and evolution of the Trinity River and its role in the development of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. The river has become the centerpiece of North Texas flood, recreation and greenbelt preservation planning efforts. Together, we'll take a historical perspective on how we've used—and occasionally abused—the…

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May 2019

True Tales from the Texas Fence Cutting Wars, 1880-1890

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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Across the Texas in the 1880s, battles broke out between permanent ranchers and landless cattlemen over access to resources that were vital to them both—grass and water.  Before this chapter in Texas history closed, enemies were made, property was damaged, and lives were lost.  This month historian Brooke Wibracht will share true tales from her research into the men and women who participated in the Texas Fence Cutting Wars.  Ranchers, cutters, and the Texas Rangers all had their parts to…

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