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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Founded in 1849 by Major Ripley Allen Arnold as a military outpost against Comanche raids, it was named for Major General William Jenkins Worth, commander of U.S. troops in Texas at the time. After the army left in 1853, settlers around the fort moved into its buildings. The community began to expand in 1856 when, by popular vote, it displaced neighbouring Birdville (now a part of suburban Haltom City) as the county seat. The actual transfer of county offices to Fort Worth took place in 1860.

A stopover point for longhorn cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail in the early 1870s, Fort Worth became a cattle-shipping boomtown (often called Cowtown) after the arrival in 1876 of the Texas and Pacific Railway. Fort Worth subsequently became the meat-packing centre of the American Southwest. Oil finds caused the development of the petroleum-refining industry in the 1920s, and during World War II aircraft manufacturing began there.

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  • 1849 - June 6 – Fort Worth, Texas, is founded.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 6, 1849

  • 1895 - Fort Worth
    Fort Worth, a post-village, capital of Tarrant co., Tex., on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 32 miles by rail W. of Dallas. It has 19 churches, 7 ...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - THE WORK OF LIGHTNING
    Latest Particulars of the Death of Charlie Howell

    Charlie Norvell was a young man between 17 and 18 years of age. He was a farmer and trader and...Read MORE...


  • February 12, 1899 - Texas and the eastern plains experienced their coldest morning of modern record. The mercury dipped to 8 degrees below zero at Fort Worth TX.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Hotel Touraine, Fort Worth, Tex.
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Fort Worth, Texas. City Park Dam.
    Postcard
  • News 1901 - Big Fire Yesterday. The Department Had Hard Work To Do Before Breakfast. Beautiful Depot Burned.
    Santa Fe-Central Station Badly Damaged.
    Business Is Going On As Usual.
    Roof Burned Off of Main Building, But Walls and Side Rooms are intact-Fire...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - Dear Miss Fairfax
    Dear Miss Fairfax: – I am a young girl nineteen years old and met a young man of about twenty-two years old, six months ago, and had been keeping...Read MORE...


  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Lake Erie, in the good old summer time, Fort Worth, Tex. (train to Lake Erie)
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Texas & Pacific Passenger Station
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Hoxie Building, 1909
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    First National Bank Bldg., 1910
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Federal Building, 1910
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  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Henderson Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    St. Ignatius Academy
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - Tot, 5, Buried When Church Ceiling Falls, Is Unhurt - Other Wedding Guests Injured in Accident Resting Well.
    Of a dozen wedding guests injured by the collapse of the vestibule ceiling at the Broadway Baptist Church Tuesday night, just after the wedding of...Read MORE...


  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Masonic Temple
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Fort Worth, a city, capital of Tarrant co., Tex., on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 30 miles W. of Dallas, on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas,...Read MORE...


  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Main Street, 1917
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Partial View of Business Section
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    First Christian Church
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Skyline, featuring: Neil P. Anderson Bldg., Electric Bldg., Worth Hotel, Fair Bldg., Petroleum Bldg., W. T. Waggoner Bldg., Telephone Bldg., Sinclair Bldg., Fort Worth National Bank, Trinity Life Insurance Bldg., Texas Hotel
    Postcard
  • 1922 - March 2 - WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

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  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Looking East Down 7th Street Canyon, Fort Worth, Texas
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    United States Court House
    Postcard
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • 1949 - March 2 - Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs

    historyorb.com

  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    West Freeway and Skyline of Fort Worth, Texas
    Postcard
  • January 16, 1964 - Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com



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Hotel Touraine, Fort Worth, Tex.
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Fort Worth, Texas. City Park Dam.
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Lake Erie, in the good old summer time, Fort Worth, Tex. (train to Lake Erie)
Postcard

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Texas & Pacific Passenger Station
Postcard

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Hoxie Building, 1909
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First National Bank Bldg., 1910
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Federal Building, 1910
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Henderson Street, 1910
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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St. Ignatius Academy
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Masonic Temple
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Main Street, 1917
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Partial View of Business Section
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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First Christian Church
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Skyline, featuring: Neil P. Anderson Bldg., Electric Bldg., Worth Hotel, Fair Bldg., Petroleum Bldg., W. T. Waggoner Bldg., Telephone Bldg., Sinclair Bldg., Fort Worth National Bank, Trinity Life Insurance Bldg., Texas Hotel
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Looking East Down 7th Street Canyon, Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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United States Court House
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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City Hall
Postcard

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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West Freeway and Skyline of Fort Worth, Texas
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  • 1849 - June 6 – Fort Worth, Texas, is founded.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 6, 1849
  • 1895 - Fort Worth
    Fort Worth, a post-village, capital of Tarrant co., Tex., on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 32 miles by rail W. of Dallas. It has 19 churches, 7 ... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - THE WORK OF LIGHTNING
    Latest Particulars of the Death of Charlie Howell

    Charlie Norvell was a young man between 17 and 18 years of age. He was a farmer and trader and... Read MORE...

  • February 12, 1899 - Texas and the eastern plains experienced their coldest morning of modern record. The mercury dipped to 8 degrees below zero at Fort Worth TX.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1901 - Big Fire Yesterday. The Department Had Hard Work To Do Before Breakfast. Beautiful Depot Burned.
    Santa Fe-Central Station Badly Damaged.
    Business Is Going On As Usual.
    Roof Burned Off of Main Building, But Walls and Side Rooms are intact-Fire... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Dear Miss Fairfax
    Dear Miss Fairfax: – I am a young girl nineteen years old and met a young man of about twenty-two years old, six months ago, and had been keeping... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - Tot, 5, Buried When Church Ceiling Falls, Is Unhurt - Other Wedding Guests Injured in Accident Resting Well.
    Of a dozen wedding guests injured by the collapse of the vestibule ceiling at the Broadway Baptist Church Tuesday night, just after the wedding of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Fort Worth, a city, capital of Tarrant co., Tex., on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 30 miles W. of Dallas, on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas,... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - March 2 - WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1949 - March 2 - Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs

    historyorb.com
  • January 16, 1964 - Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com

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