has eight State historical markers, all within a one mile radius of
downtown Thurber. These markers include the Snake Saloon, Hotel Knox
& Mining Office, New York Hill, the brick plant, the cemetery, St. Barbara's
Catholic Church, Big Lake & Dairy, and Thurber's first coal mine.
is picturesque, particularly as viewed from surrounding hills: New York
Hill, Stump Hill, Polander Hill, Italian Hill, and Graveyard Hill. It
is ideally located on heavily traveled 1-20 approximately 70 miles west
of Fort Worth. There is wonderful potential to preserve
the memory of Thurber by creation of a visitors/history center with artifacts and displays, a re-enactment of
town scenes with period costumes, and interpretive signs. Thurber could
once again have an Opera House with regular
performances and summer stock productions. Thurber could become a park
in the flavor of a little "Williamsburg."