Weatherford’s historic Walking Tours explored in new book

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Weatherford: Historic Walking Tours from local author Trina M. Haynes. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Weatherford was settled in the 1850s, when the pioneers and Indians came for its rich soil and water sources. The mark of fame for Weatherford is the Goodnight-Loving Trail, which was driven by two cattle drivers, Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. Goodnight, who was killed in an Indian attack, is buried in Weatherford and a historical marker is placed at his grave in the historic Greenwood Cemetery.

Cotton and watermelon were the popular industries and watermelon festivals still bring crowds to the Courthouse Square. More than 150 images highlight Weatherford's historic town square buildings, the courthouse, homes and cemeteries.

Images of America: Weatherford: Historic Walking Tours allows readers to take a journey back into the 1800s with this photographic walking tour from the Courthouse Square to far and away. These images will bring back to life how Weatherford was built, how it survived and the pioneers who kept its rich history alive.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit

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