Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955)

Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) (HMZAL)

Location: Fort Worth, TX 76102 Tarrant County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.217', W 97° 19.827'

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From his arrival in Fort Worth in 1905 until his death, Amon Carter was the city's most vigorous booster and champion. At his death, it was said that more than half of the city's workers were employed by businesses Carter helped establish. As the owner and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Carter tirelessly promoted Fort Worth and West Texas and was responsible for the paper's masthead, "Where the West begins."

Through his national influence, Carter brought World War I and II military bases and manufacturing plants to Fort Worth. In 1922 he established WBAP, Fort Worth's first radio station with studios in the Blackstone Hotel. In 1948, Carter started Texas' first TV station, WBAP Channel 5.

The Amon Carter Museum, one of the nation's premiere art museums, features his collection of Remington and Russell, as well as other American art.
Marker Number11
Year Placed2006
Placed ByHeritage Trails and Amon G. Carter Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 656403 N 3625206
Decimal Degrees32.75361667, -97.33045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.217', W 97° 19.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 13.02" N, 97° 19' 49.62" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609 Main St, Fort Worth TX 76102, US
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