“Every herd going up the trail stopped here in Fort Worth to replenish supplies. After selling their herds, the drovers would stop here once again to spend their hard-earned money. Because of Fort Worth’s significance to the cattle drives, our city earned its most enduring nickname, Cowtown.”
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Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown.