The 1960s were tumultuous at times in Dallas – Fort Worth, but were also marked a period of steady growth and significant progress. A dark cloud was cast over Dallas as the site of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the tragedy led to the city working hard to overcome its image as “The City of Hate.” Progress ensued and the promise of a strong economy, and with it good jobs and affordable housing helped to make the Metroplex a place that thrived. Here are 17 mesmerizing photos taken in the 1960s:

The 1960s in Dallas – Fort Worth also saw considerable changes in civil rights, local growth and jobs by defense contractors, and the era of some outstanding professional sports teams.

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Be sure to check out these Dallas – Fort Worth photos from the 1970s while taking a trip down memory lane.

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