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Fort Worth Flashback: Relaxing on Labor Day, 1930s style

Posted Aug. 27, 2015

Lake Worth in the 1930s

Swimmers and boaters enjoy a summertime evening at Lake Worth, near the Jacksboro Highway Bridge. The pylons to the old Nine Mile Bridge can be seen in the background.

This photograph was taken on Labor Day, Sept. 4, 1939.

Additional photographs of 1930s Fort Worth are available in the Fox Photograph Collection, in the Fort Worth Public Library’s Digital Archives.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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