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Fort Worth history

Civil War: “Unheard of Scoundrelism,” Secession, and the Great Hanging

The year 1860 brought to Tarrant County, to borrow from Shakespeare, the summer of our discontent. As elsewhere in the South during the months leading up to Fort Sumter, in Tarrant County passions ran high as people debated the merits … Continue reading

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