Summary: Dee Barker's collection reflects her leadership roles within the Tarrant County Historical Commission (TCHC) and as a resident of Colleyville, as well has her husband, Jesse Barker's, long association with Bell Helicopter's Customer Training Academy. Barker served on the TCHC (1977-2009), and as Chairman of the TCHC in 1987 and 1988. Barker's contributions towards preserving Tarrant County history are almost too numerous to mention. Notably, she can be credited for spearheading the efforts to save the Torian Cabin, which now sits on Main Street in Grapevine as one of the most treasured relics of Tarrant County's pioneer past. Barker also was instrumental in both starting and growing the Tarrant County Archives. In 1987, she developed the systems and policies for the archives, assumed its management and held that position on a volunteer basis until 2000. Dee Barker remains both a contributor to and supporter of the Tarrant County Archives.
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Pictured: Torian Log Cabin
Historical Commission Items:
Downtown Fort Worth Inc. Walking Tour Committee, 1988:
Books, Calendars, Newsletters and Photographs:
Societies and Events Literature:
Northeast Tarrant County, Grapevine, Colleyville, Task Force Documents:
Regional Magazine: Indulge
Regional Magazine: Living with Panache
Society Life: Northeast Tarrant Edition
U.S. Geological Survey Place Names Project: