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Fort Worth : a Texas original!

Author: Richard F Selcer
Publisher: Austin : Texas State Historical Association, ©2004.
Series: Fred Rider Cotten popular history series, no. 17.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fort Worth has been called ""the City Where the West Begins, "" ""Cowtown, "" and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people. Since its founding in the mid-nineteenth century as a military outpost, Fort Worth has gone through many phases-cattle, oil, aviation, and tourist. The little village on the Trinity has grown up to become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Selcer, Richard F.
Fort Worth.
Austin : Texas State Historical Association, ©2004
(DLC) 2004017230
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Selcer
ISBN: 1625110103 9781625110107
OCLC Number: 905749451
Notes: "Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--Title page verso.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Frontier Beginnings (1849-1853); 2. The Lean Years (1853-1876); 3. Urban Growth and Industrialization (1876-1900); 4. Becoming Citified (1880-1900); 5. Fort Worth's "Forgotten" Builders (Women and Ethnic Minorities); 6. Beyond "Cowtown" (The 20th Century); 7. Decline and Rebirth (1920s-1940s); 8. Time Out for Culture and Entertainments; 9. The Dark Side of Fort Worth (Crime and Violence); 10. From City to "Metroplex" (1945-1974); 11. A Global City (1976 to the Present); 12. Still Going Strong; Notes; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Fred Rider Cotten popular history series, no. 17.
Responsibility: by Richard F. Selcer.
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Fort Worth has been called ""the City Where the West Begins, "" ""Cowtown, "" and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people. Since its founding in the mid-nineteenth century as a military outpost, Fort Worth has gone through many phases-cattle, oil, aviation, and tourist. The little village on the Trinity has grown up to become a global city that is a melting pot of economic forces and diverse cultures. At its most basic, Fort Worth's history is the story of leadership, of how men and women of v.

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