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January 2022

Texas Rangers, Ranchers, and Realtors: James Hughes Callahan and the Day Family in the Guadalupe River Basin

January 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Does your family’s history tell a larger story about Texas history? Join us for Thomas McDonald’s talk on his book, Texas Rangers, Ranchers, and Realtors: James Hughes Callahan and the Day Family in the Guadalupe River Basin. McDonald’s book is the product of research into his ancestors James Callahan and Sarah Day. The Callahan and Day stories reflect Texas’s immigration history, its revolution and later statehood, ranching, and land development in the Guadalupe River Basin. This program is a must…

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February 2022

Black Seminoles and the Seminole Indian Scouts

February 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us this month to learn about a distinct ethnic group in Texas—the Black Seminoles. Windy Goodloe, a member of the Black Seminole community, will explain the group’s migration to Oklahoma, Mexico, and Texas after a long history in Florida. She will focus particularly on those who the US Army recruited to become Indian scouts and fighters in West Texas who became known as Seminole Negro Indian Scouts. First based at Fort Duncan at Eagle Pass, the unit was stationed…

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March 2022

Prostitution and Power: The Madams of San Antonio’s Red-Light District, 1877-1920

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Join us for the sequel to our most popular program of all time! Dr. Jessica Webb will examine San Antonio's red-light district, one of the largest west of the Mississippi, and the women who lived and worked there from the 1870s to the 1920s. Specifically, it will focus on the madams, the women who ran the brothels, and the influence they wielded in the city of San Antonio. Webb will also detail the power they had in the political sphere,…

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