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Is this the name source of Jones Street?


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#1 AndyN

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:33 PM

Is this the reason Jones Street was renamed?

T&P finally reaches Fort Worth, touching off celebration

On this day in 1876, the Texas and Pacific Railway finally completed its line into Fort Worth. Construction of the line had stalled just sixteen miles to the east, at Eagle Ford. Eager to reach Fort Worth before the Texas legislature could revoke its charter and withhold its land subsidy, the T&P hired Welshman Morgan Jones to complete the line before the legislature adjourned. Work continued day and night, while a little more than a mile a day of track was laid. A holiday spirit filled the town when Jones's line finally reached Fort Worth on time. The success made the Welshman a local hero and marked the beginning of a new era of growth for Fort Worth.


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:13 PM

The street is named for President Jones.

Just like we have other streets named for Texas Presidents Houston and Lamar.




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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:51 AM

OK, I get a big D'oh for that one. Thanks for the correction, Buck.

The rest of the story is still valid though, yesterday being the 130th anniversary of day that Fort Worth's odds for survival as a city greatly improved.
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