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Help tell history of Latinos

Who’s the most famous Fort Worth resident ever of Hispanic descent?

Is it the late pro baseball star “Chico” Carrasquel, baseball’s first Hispanic superstar and a former Fort Worth Cats shortstop?

Or is it Jesusa García, who made quesadillas and tacos one day in her husband’s tiny barbecue cafe and launched what became 1,500-seat Joe T. García’s?

If your family has a story to tell, join Fort Worth’s search for local history in ¡Viva Mi Historia! The Story of Fort Worth Families, an oral history project interviewing local Latinos about past neighborhoods, culture and people.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15, historians will set up shop to collect family histories and interviews at midday Sept. 26 at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center, 818 Missouri Ave., and again Oct. 17 at North Side High School.

Latinos have lived in Fort Worth since the first soldiers were assigned to the fort.

Some day, children will want to know this history.

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