A Brief History of Fort Worth: Cowtown Through the Years

A Brief History of Fort Worth: Cowtown Through the Years

by Rita Cook


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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."

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ISBN-13: 9781609491758
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 860,935
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

Acknowledgements 9

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

Bibliography 123

Index 125

About the Author 127

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