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#107678 Memory of Christmas long ago

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 06 December 2017 - 11:54 PM in Local History

I forgot to bump this up last year. That must be why Santa left coal in my stocking.




#107382 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 November 2017 - 09:24 PM in Local History

What happened to page 209?




#107381 Western Hills North: Prince Domino Return Memorial

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 November 2017 - 09:07 PM in Residential

I recall the original monument being a tapering stack of pink bricks. It was taller than now.




#106640 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 October 2017 - 08:25 PM in Local History

Then again, if it was a stable you'd expect to see horsies out in the daytime. But what else might have a track like that?




#106626 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 14 October 2017 - 09:05 PM in Local History

The track just suggests a stable to me.




#106612 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 13 October 2017 - 08:14 PM in Local History

No wonder I didn't recognize it.




#106608 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 13 October 2017 - 05:47 PM in Local History

Looks like a stable across the tracks. I wonder what the octagon thingie was.




#106574 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:17 PM in Local History

And two aerials, June 1955:  http://library.uta.e...0abc7600e14.jpg                               http://library.uta.e...c6a36159ddd.jpg




#106573 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:09 PM in Local History

Here it is under construction, April 1954: http://library.uta.e...51ffcbd7202.jpg




#104564 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 28 July 2017 - 08:22 PM in Local History

It's not a hard book to find. Dallas doesn't come off well at all. I've always been curious about the story hinted at in the second paragraph.




#104543 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 27 July 2017 - 09:21 PM in Local History

From U.S.A. Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, Crown Publishers, 1952 (Hoping this is public domain by now and not against forum rules.):

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#104299 John Mayall Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 11:24 PM in Local History

Actually it was Nelson Harris, not Tincy, who rode the bomb:

 




#104298 John Mayall Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 11:20 PM in Local History




#104297 John Mayall Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 11:15 PM in Local History




#104296 John Mayall Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 11:10 PM in Local History

I don't know but I'll bet this is the original:

 




#104291 John Mayall Jacksboro Highway

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 July 2017 - 01:24 PM in Local History

Found in random Youtube search:

 




#103639 Ranger Bob's Secret Lab

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 June 2017 - 10:58 PM in Local History

Thirty years ago I was delivering paper goods to a Revco or Eckerds or something on Alta Mesa. On the delivery door was a bumper sticker for Ranger Bob's Secret Lab. I think it had a cartoon of a castle against a black sky. I assumed it was a club, if an oddly named one. I never saw another sticker like that, nor heard anyone talk about it but I've always been intrigued at the memory of that sticker and wondered what Ranger Bob's Secret Lab could have been. Well, tonight I finally know! Thanks for clearing that up.

At Ties 2 The Past, an antique mall on Camp Bowie, a dealer has in a display case a Ranger Bob's sticker just like the one I saw on that drugstore delivery door lo those many years ago. 




#103638 What school had the Junior Purples?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 June 2017 - 10:16 PM in Local History

1927 Junior Purples are, oddly, fairly common and turn up in my bookstore and antique mall wanderings and on eBay. Was that the only year it was issued?




#103637 famous person or persons

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 June 2017 - 10:00 PM in Local History

Oswald would be in the 1957 Yellow Jacket, not 1956, but he's not even in that one, most likely dropping out before class pictures were taken.

Actually, he is on page 104 in one of those candid shots that get funny captions, he just has no class mugshot.




#102826 famous person or persons

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 04 May 2017 - 02:19 PM in Local History

John M. Jackson, actor, perhaps best known as Admiral Chegwidden on JAG, graduated from Arlington Heights in 1968.




#101335 Brous Private School location?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 22 February 2017 - 02:36 PM in Local History

Central's address is 500 West Third Street. The local history and genealogy section is on the lower floor way back in the west end. They do have city directories back to the 19th century. I tried to post a link to them but I can't seem to do that on this computer at the Benbrook library.

 

The old library has been a parking lot for forty years now. Sad, but even that one stood on the site of a still earlier Carnegie library.

 

I went to the FWISD archives once and got a tour of it. I was interested in yearbooks; a hobby of mine is looking for local yearbooks and donating them to the FWPL.




#101278 Brous Private School location?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 20 February 2017 - 06:54 PM in Local History

If I'm not mistaken, city directories were compiled by sending survey-takers door to door to ask residents their names, spouses, occupations, rent or own, all kinds of nosey stuff that wouldn't fly today. It was a much more guileless time...



#101268 Brous Private School location?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 20 February 2017 - 02:03 PM in Local History

At the central library yesterday I looked through a selection of old telephone directories and got the following:

 

1930        Brous Private Kindergarten, School of Expression          1422 Pa. (Pennsylvania Avenue?)

1934                           "                       , Private School                     525 S. Henderson

1940                                                           "                                               "

1945                                                           "                                     1006 College

1950                                                           "                                             "

1955                                                           "                                             "

1960                                                           "                                     1000 College

1965                                                           "                                     1006 College, also a River Oaks location at 1818 Robert's Cut-off.




#101248 Brous Private School location?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 February 2017 - 10:32 PM in Local History

I'll look myself sometime when I'm there.




#101245 Brous Private School location?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 February 2017 - 06:11 PM in Local History

Try the city directories at the downtown library. Way in the back in the local history department.