McDonald YMCA Through the Years

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Here are some pictures of young men involved in programs at the  McDonald YMCA during the 1940s and 1950s.

.Hi-Y meeting at McDonald YMCA

A meeting of a Hi-Y club at the McDonald YMCA in the 40s. The 1945 Annual Report for the YMCA listed 10 Hi-Y and Gra-Y clubs for African Americans in Fort Worth.

McDonald Y Boys game
Young men at the McDonald casino online YMCA enjoy a lively game of checkers, probably sometime in the 1940s.
McDonald YMCA Father-son banquet

A father-son banquet held at the McDonald YMCA in the late 40s.

Paschal Step Team

Currently, many groups are able to use the McDonald Community YMCA, including this high school Step Team practicing for their performance.


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Welcome to the blog celebrating the 120-year history of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. In this blog, we will have information for those interested in history, Fort Worth or the YMCA – month by month, decade by decade.

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