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June 19th marks another day of historical significance. Today celebrates the 153rd anniversary of emancipation in Texas ✨
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The above photo shows a Juneteenth scene at Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas 1977 📸 Photo by Peter Feresten
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Next photo also by Feresten, a young girl is crowned Miss Juneteenth at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, 1984
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More Texans, more Americans should know about Juneteenth:
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Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
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Marking the end of 246 years of slavery in the United States.
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On June 19th, standing on the balcony of Galveston's Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of "General Order No. 3", announcing the total emancipation of slaves:
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"The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor."
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Former slaves in Galveston rejoiced in the streets after the announcement. The following year, freedmen organized the first of what became annual celebrations of Juneteenth in Texas
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In 1980, Texas was the first state to establish Juneteenth as a state holiday under legislation.
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In 2008, nearly half of US states observed the holiday as a ceremonial observance and as of May 2016, when the Maryland legislature approved official recognition of the holiday, 45 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday
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Incredible. Powerful.
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#FWhistorical #FortWorthHistorical #fortworth #fortworthtexas #texas #tx #juneteenth #blackhistory #texashistory #fortworthhistory #june19th #1865 #1980s #1977 #1984 #dfw #fortworthinsta #instafortworth #instadfw #fortworthlocals #FWH

June 19th marks another day of historical significance. Today celebrates the 153rd anniversary of emancipation in Texas ✨
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The above photo shows a Juneteenth scene at Sycamore Park, Fort Worth, Texas 1977 📸 Photo by Peter Feresten
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Next photo also by Feresten, a young girl is crowned Miss Juneteenth at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, 1984
#FortWorthFolks
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More Texans, more Americans should know about Juneteenth:
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Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
.
Marking the end of 246 years of slavery in the United States.
.
On June 19th, standing on the balcony of Galveston's Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of "General Order No. 3", announcing the total emancipation of slaves:
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"The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor."
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Former slaves in Galveston rejoiced in the streets after the announcement. The following year, freedmen organized the first of what became annual celebrations of Juneteenth in Texas
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In 1980, Texas was the first state to establish Juneteenth as a state holiday under legislation.
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In 2008, nearly half of US states observed the holiday as a ceremonial observance and as of May 2016, when the Maryland legislature approved official recognition of the holiday, 45 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday
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Incredible. Powerful.
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#FWhistorical #FortWorthHistorical #fortworth #fortworthtexas #texas #tx #juneteenth #blackhistory #texashistory #fortworthhistory #june19th #1865 #1980s #1977 #1984 #dfw #fortworthinsta #instafortworth #instadfw #fortworthlocals #FWH

@texmalt is expanding their space here at #obmac More malt = more of your favorite local beers. 🍻

Another great older "then and now" picture of the T&P building along side I-30, or not. The 1960s top picture reveals the highway so close that it detracts from the majestic beauty of the buildings. The bottom 2008 picture gives a fresh clean look with the highway out of sight.
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#fortworth #I-30 #highway #tandp #thenandnow #tarrantcounty #texas #movinghighway #fortworthhistory #fortworthyhistory #visitfortworth #instadfw

Happy Father’s Day!
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The Flatiron Building, 1000 Houston Street, was designed by Fort Worth architectural firm, Sanguinet and Staats, to accommodate a challenging wedge-shaped site selected by its client, local surgeon Dr. Bacon Saunders. Completed in 1907 at a cost of $70,000, the medical office building was one of the first in the city to utilize a steel frame structural system. Its reinforced concrete exterior features both Renaissance Revival and Prairie School ornamentation. The Tarrant County Historical Resources Survey designates this downtown architectural landmark the earliest remaining skyscraper in the city.
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#fortworth #downtown #flatironbuilding #tarrantcounty #texas #architecture #fwinsta #1900s #panthercity #highrisebuilding #historicpreservation #panthers #fortworthhistory #fortworthyhistory #visitfortworth #happyfathersday

This is my late Grandfather Hilario. Worth Heights neighborhood, Fort Worth, Texas 1965 ✨
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He worked at Swiss Amour Meats as a meat cutter down in the stockyards to support a family of 5. And one of the original #FortWorthFolks in my book. Also, great style. From the look of my grandmothers face, she agrees 😊
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Happy Father’s Day from my family to yours 💗
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Our Fort Worth Cats 1948 Championship souvenir tee will have you hittin’ home runs all season 💥⚾️
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Introducing @HideTx for Fort Worth Historical. Inspired by Fort Worth nostalgia. Designed by us - printed in Fort Worth, Texas.
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These bad boys are going faster than a fast-ball! Own a piece of Fort Worth History by visiting the FWH Shop. Link in bio.
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Here’s to the Texas League Champions of 1948 🏆
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Elvis Presley and his band the Blue Moon Boys playing music, Northside Coliseum, 1956 ✨🎙🎸(now Cowtown Coliseum)
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The late D.J. Fontana can be seen playing the drums with Bill Black on stand-up bass.
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The Blue Moon Boys were a band formed by Elvis Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. The group members were introduced by Sun Studio owner Sam Phillips in 1954, except for D.J. Fontana, who joined the group during a Louisiana Hayride tour in 1955.
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Photo courtesy of the UNT Portal to Texas
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#FWH #FWhistorical #FortWorthHistorical #texas #tx #fortworthtexas #fortworthy #cowtowncoliseum #texas #fortworthtx #rockhistory #dfw #fortworthinsta #FortWorthFolks #dfw #instadfw #instafortworth #bluemoonboys #vintagephoto #djfontana #seefortworth #instadfw #dfw #visitfortworth #historical #fortworthhistory #texashistory #elvis #unt #1950s #1956

🎥Two WBAP Fort Worth Star Telegram Radio employees out in front of Will Rodgers Coliseum, 1948 ✨
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The man on the left speaks into a microphone, which has a wire that leads into a device on the other man's back. They stand by a WBAP-KGKO vehicle.
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Photo courtesy of the UNT Portal to Texas, NBC5/KXAS-TV
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#FWH #FWhistorical #FortWorthHistorical #texas #tx #fortworthtexas #fortworthy #airconditioning #texas #fortworthtx #vintagecars #dfw #fortworthinsta #FortWorthFolks #dfw #instadfw #instafortworth #weekend #vintagephoto #us #seefortworth #instafortworth #instadfw #dfw #visitfortworth #historical #fortworthhistory #texashistory #radiostation #FortWorthStarTelegram #1940s #1948

🌬”Texas Zephyr" train No. 1, headed by Engine no. 556, separating from Fort Worth enroute to some place called “Dallas”, June 1953 ✨🚂
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The Fort Worth skyline is in the background 🌇
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Photo courtesy of UTA photo archives
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#FWhistorical #FortWorthHistorical #FortWorth #FortWorthTexas #FortWorthtx #texas #tx #texas #historical #historicphoto #vintagephoto #antiquephoto #downtownfortworth #americana #historicalmarker #t&;pstation #railroad #instafortworth #instadfw #fortworthinsta #seefortworth #visitfortworth #1950s #train #FortWorthFolks #history #fortworthhistory #texashistory #1953

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The 300 block of Main Street. I love this image as the photographer, W.D. Smith, is standing in a present day beloved spot. He is standing in our now day Sundance Square. You can see the well known Burnett building with columns but what is that before it on the right? It’s The Westbrook Hotel! It had a footprint like an “E” and fronted Throckmorton also. The hotel closed in 1973 and was demolished in 1978.
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So this is what it looked like before Sundance Square!
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Image taken by W. D. Smith on February 1, 1949. (Photo UTA Library)
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#fortworth #westbrook #sundancesquare #burnett #vintagecars #vintagephoto #fortworthhistory #1940s #streetscene #tarrantcounty #texas #fortworthyhistory #visitfortworth #instadfw #orkinpestcontrol

The 300 block of Main Street. I love this image as the photographer, W.D. Smith, is standing in a present day beloved spot. He is standing in our now day Sundance Square. You can see the well known Burnett building with columns but what is that before it on the right? It’s The Westbrook Hotel! It had a footprint like an “E” and fronted Throckmorton also. The hotel closed in 1973 and was demolished in 1978.
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So this is what it looked like before Sundance Square!
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Image taken by W. D. Smith on February 1, 1949. (Photo UTA Library)
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#fortworth #westbrook #sundancesquare #burnett #vintagecars #vintagephoto #fortworthhistory #1940s #streetscene #tarrantcounty #texas #fortworthyhistory #visitfortworth #instadfw #orkinpestcontrol

It's the 1930's and you are driving up North Main Street, crossing over the Paddock viaduct, looking at the back of the courthouse. You decide to pull out your camera and snap a picture capturing not only the courthouse but the fender of your car, and billboards. We see Mrs. Baird's Bread advertisement along with Chickasaw Lumber, and Renfro's Cut Rate Liquor.
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Now stop leaning out of the car to take pictures and keep both hands on the wheel. 😂😜😆
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#tarrantcountycourthouse #fortworth #northmainstreet #billboards #vintagephoto #1930s #instaftworth #fortworthhistory #fortworthinsta #fortworthyhistory #tarrantcounty #texas #visitfortworth

#FortWorthStyle 29 | Panther City, aka Fort Worth. Have you ever wondered how we became known as the Panther City? I bet you would never guess it all started with a "sighting" and a little Dallas paper saying we were a quiet town. For more check out https://www.sleepingpanther.com/⠀
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Houston at Seventh St. ✨ check out all the signs lining the street. Long live the Piccadilly Cafeteria and Ward Liquors signs far back 🥃 c. 1955
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Happy weekend gang ⚡️
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@_nrgroup is working to be the most educated and competent agents in the city. We had the pleasure of touring the @rattikin_title plant, Fort Worth’s largest and oldest title plant, and loved learning about the history of Fort Worth and the title commitment process. #northernrealtygroup #choosealocalbrand #rattikintitle #titleplant #fortworthrealestate #fortworthhistory #tarrantcounty

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