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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AHX_fort-worth-1849-1853_Fort-Worth-TX.html
On June 6, 1849, Major Ripley Arnold and Company F of the Second Dragoons established a military post on this site. Arnold named the post Fort Worth to honor Major General William Jenkins Worth, Commander of the Department of Texas. Worth died of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AGN_tarrant-county-courthouse_Fort-Worth-TX.html
Designed by firm of Gunn & Curtis and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893-1895. This red Texas granite building, in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembles the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AGL_texas-christian-university_Fort-Worth-TX.html
Texas Christian University and Fort Worth's partnership dates to 1910 although the connection began in 1869 when Ida Addison, and Randolph Clark established TCU's forerunner academy in the area known as Hell's Half Acre. The rowdiness of the area …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM286H_the-atelier-building_Fort-Worth-TX.html
Developer Thomas S. Weaver had this structure built about 1905. Named "Atelier", the French word for an artist's studio, it has housed the offices of architects and contractors, a restaurant, and financial institutions, including the banking firm …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27N4_euless-school_Euless-TX.html
In 1913, patrons of three area elementary schools - Euless and Tarrant in the Euless District and Evatt (Crossroads) in the Evatt District - successfully petitioned Tarrant County Commissioners Court to merge and create the Euless Common School Di…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM241Q_jesse-chisholm_Arlington-TX.html
Represented the Republic of Texas and President Sam Houston in many negotiations with Indians. Half Scotsman, half Cherokee, a scout, hunter, trader and trailblazer. Spoke 40 Indian languages and dialects and was a respected influence among southw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21WG_houston-hitching-block_Arlington-TX.html
In 1906 Albert L. Houston, a local salesman, purchased this lot in the Fitzhugh-Collins Addition and built a modest home for his wife Fannie and their children. The concrete hitching block was used in the early carriage days to tie horses and w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM210P_westlake-and-the-circle-t-ranch_Westlake-TX.html
The Circle T Ranch was established by J. Glenn Turner, a prominent Texas attorney in 1952. Mr. Turner was an avid outdoorsman and rancher who raised Black Angus and Charolaise cattle, as well as Tennessee Walking horses. Being a successful competi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20S9_douglass-and-mcgar-parks_Fort-Worth-TX.html
From the late 1800's, through the 1920's, during a time of Jim Crow segregation, Douglass and McGar Parks served as recreational grounds for African Americans in Fort Worth. In 1895 Thomas Mason, an African-American entrepreneur, with J.D. Johnson…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2099_horace-seaver-carswell-jr_Fort-Worth-TX.html
Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. was born on July 18, 1916, to Horace S. and Bertha Rea Carswell of Fort Worth. He attended North Side High School where he excelled in athletics. Graduating in 1934, Carswell entered Texas A&M College and later transfer…
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