It began as a true fort on the Old Chisolm Trail, a location that put Fort Worth in the direct path of the cattle drives of the Old West, making it the perfect spot for the growing ranch industry of the day. The city has experienced many changes, from the 1800s, when shootings and muggings in the aptly nicknamed Hell's Half Acre"? were everyday occurrences that caught the attention of folks like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, to becoming one of the country's "Most Livable Communities, "? proud of its strong cultural heritage. Join Rita Cook as she tells the fascinating story of Fort Worth's past and evolution into the urban center it is today."
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Rita Cook is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Texas. Her work has appeared in the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and many other publications. She has published four books of local history, including A Brief History of Fort Worth.
Table of Contents
Foreword Teresa Burleson 7
Chapter 1 Discovering Fort Worth 11
Chapter 2 The Importance of the 1800s 22
Chapter 3 Significance of Fort Worth on the Old Chisholm Trail and the Stockyards 29
Chapter 4 Fort Worth in the Early to Late 1900s 46
Chapter 5 Significant People and Tall Tales 60
Chapter 6 Old Homes, Buildings and Cemeteries 68
Chapter 7 No End in Sight 79
Appendix: Things to Do and Places to See 87
About the Author 127