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The fort that became a city : an illustrated reconstruction of Fort Worth, Texas, 1849-1853

Author: Richard F Selcer; William B Potter
Publisher: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, ©1995.
Series: Chisholm Trail series, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an excellent history of Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1849 as an army outpost in what was then the western frontier of Texas. The soldiers were there to protect settlers. The book features original architectural drawings of what the original fort probably looked like. The illustrator researched the fort through the National Archives and other records and came up with artist's views of the frontier outpost.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Selcer; William B Potter
ISBN: 0875651461 9780875651460
OCLC Number: 32167627
Awards: Kate Broocks Bates Award entry.
Description: ix, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 28 cm
Contents: Boots and saddles --
To arms --
Reveille and fatigue --
Call to quarters --
Fort Worth : an artist's reconstruction --
Officers' call --
Guard mounting --
Adjutants call --
Form ranks --
Assembly --
To horse --
Tattoo --
Taps.
Series Title: Chisholm Trail series, no. 15.
Responsibility: drawings by William B. Potter ; text by Richard F. Selcer.

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This is an excellent history of Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1849 as an army outpost in what was then the western frontier of Texas. The soldiers were there to protect settlers. The book features original architectural drawings of what the original fort probably looked like. The illustrator researched the fort through the National Archives and other records and came up with artist's views of the frontier outpost. The accompanying text explains the history of the fort and how it grew into one of the country's great cities.

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