History Left A Definite Mark At This One Fascinating Spot In Fort Worth

Historic Mosier Valley is where the first freed Texans settled after the Emancipation Proclamation proclaiming that all slaves “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free” was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Although the proclamation became effective Jan. 1, 1863, news didn’t reach Texans until June 19, 1865, which is why Texas celebrates “Juneteenth.” The area on the bank of the Trinity River was initially home to about 10 freed slave families. Here’s more about historic Mosier Valley Park:

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Fort Worth, like many cities, is seeking community input on finding the balance of how to preserve history while at the same time celebrating progress. Locals are excited about the park’s addition as a way to further unite communities and encourage the site to be an area destination spot.

What other ways are you seeing the Metroplex reach out to its residents? Will you visit Mosier Valley Park and its amenities there?