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FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Tarrant County Seat, North Central Texas

32° 45' 26.49? N, 97° 19' 59.45? W
I-20, I30, I-35W
Hwys.377, 81, 287
30 miles from Dallas
259 miles from Houston
187 miles from Austin
262 miles from San Antonio
625 miles from El Paso
Population: 764,105 (2010) 534,694 (2000) 447,619 (1999)

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Historical Marker on the NW corner of County Courthouse:

FORT WORTH
"Where the West Begins"

Founded June 6, 1849, as frontier post of Co. F., 2nd Dragoons, 8th Dept., U.S. Army. The commander, Maj. Ripley Arnold, named camp for his former superior officer, Maj. Gen William Jenkins Worth. In 4 years of operations, the post had but one serious Indian encounter. A town grew up alongside the fort, as center for supply stores and stagecoach routes. In 1856 Fort Worth became county seat of Tarrant County. A boom started after 1867 when millions of longhorns were driven through town en route to Red River Crossing and Chisholm Traill. Herds forded the Trinity below Courthouse Bluff, one block north of this site. Cowboys got supplies for the long uptrail drive and caroused in taverns and dance halls. After railroad arrived in 1876, increased cattle traffic won city the nickname of "Cowtown". By 1900, Fort Worth was one of world's largest cattle markets. Population tripled between 1900 and 1910. Growth continued, based on varied multimillion-dollar industries of meat packing, flour milling, grain storage, oil, aircraft plants and military bases. Fort Worth also has developed as a center of culture, with universities, museums, art galleries, theatres and a botanic garden.
1969

Ft Worth Stockyards 1907 Texas old postcard
Ft Worth Stockyards
1907 postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

Fort Worth Up-Close:

Tarrant County Courthouse
The Horse Fountain
on the Courthouse Square
Burk Burnett Building
Worthington National Bank

Casa Mañana
Texas Centennial EXPO


Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge
Pate Museum of Transportation
Vintage car collection


Fort Worth Theaters
Firestone Service Building & Smith-Swinney Motor Company Building

Coliseum
Will Rogers Coliseum
Arcadia Publishing
Vintage Photos


Will Rogers Memorial Center
Buildings inside buildings
Buildings inside Buildings
Little Church in the Warehouse
The Flatiron Building, 1907

Fort Worth Through the Lens of C DeWaun Simmons
Fort Worth Through the Lens of C DeWaun Simmons: II
Fort Worth Area Destinations:
Fort Worth Recreation
  • Ft. Richardson State Park, Historic Site &
    Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
    -
    NWof Fort Worth in Jack County
    1/2 mile south of Jacksboro on US 281.
    228 State Park Road 61 Jacksboro TX 76458 940/567-3506
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
  • Lake Benbrook
    On the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, off US 377,
    10 miles SW of downtown Fort Worth
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us


    Fort Worth Day Trips or Weekend Getaways
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  • Fort Worth Chronicles:
    Fort Worth fire
  • Fort Worth's Spring Palace opening night fire by Mike Cox
  • Fort Worth's Rock and Roll Roots by Mark A. Nobles
    Review by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Airborne after 52 years on the road by Mike Cox
    The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce began planning a promotional event they dubbed an "Aerocade." To showcase Cowtown as the commercial capital of West Texas and potential air travel hub, civic leaders -- including colorful Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher Amon Carter -- organized the aeronautical equivalent of a whistle-stop tour of West Texas.
  • Vin Fiz Flyer by Clay Coppedge
    One of the first great aviation events in Texas was the arrival of a flying contraption known as the Vin Fiz Flyer, which landed in Fort Worth on Oct. 17, 1911 as part of what became the first Atlantic-to Pacific airplane flight.
  • Sally Rand and Yesterdays ‘House of Tomorrow’ by Clay Coppedge
    News that Sally Rand would come to Texas for the Forth Worth Frontier Centennial in 1936 was met with outrage by some and curiosity by many. Her reputation, gained at the 1933 World Fair in Chicago in 1933, preceded her...
  • Luke Short, The Undertakers' Friend by Maggie Van Ostrand
    Luke Short, and the event that put White Elephant Saloon on the map.
  • Ladies' National Fencing Championship History cartoon by Roger T. Moore

    Fort Worth Native Son
  • Roger Miller by Maggie Van Ostrand
    Quotes, and anecdotes of Roger and friends.

    Fort Worth Memories
  • George and Sam at the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial by George Lester
    Billy Rose, Sally Rand's Nude Ranch and the 1936 Fort Worth Centennial - From "The Thirties in Texas" series".

    Fort Worth Razed Architecture

  • The Board of Trade Building c. 1889-1890
  • Fort Worth Tourist Information
  • Fort Worth Convention & Visitor's Bureau
    415 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Phone (817) 336-8791 or (800) 433-5747
    http://www.fortworth.com/
  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
    777 Taylor St. #900 Fort Worth, TX 76102.
    Phone: (817) 336-2491
    http://www.fortworthcoc.org/

    Fortworth, Texas Area Destinations:
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  • Fort Worth SEO Company
    Search engine optimization experts serving Fort Worth small businesses.
    http://rankedone.com
    5-27-14
  • Charlie Burgess - DWI Attorney
    5752 Boat Club Rd Fort Worth, TX 76179
    (817) 335-0444
    http://tarrantdwi.com/
    2-14-14 - 8-14-14
  • Comfort Experts Inc. - AC Repair Company
    14290, Highway 377 South, Fort Worth, Texas, 76126
    817-341-5157
    https://comfortexpertsinc.com/service-area/fort-worth-tx/
    9-29-14
  • Premier Limo DFW
    Fort Worth Limousine Service
    201 Main Street #600, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (817) 900-2455
    http://premierlimodfw.com/
    JL1-11-15
  • Fort Worth Defensive Driving
    Get your ticket dismissed.
    Online defensive driving course
    http://www.comedyguys.com/defensive-driving-classes-texas/fort-worth-defensive-driving/
    2-2-17
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