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#1 thequeenie79

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:37 PM

hello everyone

i am new here on the forum. my name is bea gallegos. i need any information on the history of jacksboro highway. i have seen post here about that, but have not been able to have anyone respond. i am doing a project for my american lit class. really would appreciate any help. thank you.

bea

#2 RD Milhollin

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:58 AM

Bea,

Use the "search" feature on this forum to look for the information you want. Try searching with "Jacksboro Highway" or just "Jacksboro" to find the threads containing the discussions. Once you are there, look for the name of the books people recommended and see if you can find them in local bookstores, or maybe the Northside Historical Society bookstore in the stockyards. If a specific question presents itself that you can't find the answer to, post your question on the forum in the same topic area the discussion is found in.

Good luck in your research.

#3 bhudson

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

Yes there are other threads, but here ya go:

Ann Arnold "Gamblers & Gangsters: Fort Worth's Jacksboro Highway in the 1940s & 1950s"

A great book that you should just buy, though there are enough copies in local libraries to sink a ship.

#4 stoutimore

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

"Northside Historical Society bookstore in the stockyards."

WHERE IS THIS?

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#5 detail larry

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:11 PM

what do you want to know about jacksboro hwy ??????? i know a lot

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:59 PM

I grew up three blocks up Menefee off Jacksboro Hwy...am 57.

I remember George Hagan, a friend of my parents had an Esso station across and a little towards 28th street from the 2222 club...a little towards downtown from the Cowtown drive-in.
One day about 1962-64 we noticed a club across from the station had burned down....between the 2222 Club and the Avalon motel
address would be 2224 - 2240 Jacksboro...
Does anyone have any information about this, I think it was the Skyliner Club but don't remember, I was 8-10 at the time...depending on the year.
Urban legend was a gangster was found crispy inside after fire put out....

Avalon motel also had a TV housecall change the tubes repair place in the front...late 1950's to early '60's remember going there very young with my Dad....

Thanks for any help,
TW FW

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:32 PM

John Mayall , Jacksboro Highway..put a sound track to your report...

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Then again, might have been an Humble station...just remember looking out the back seat window of either a '54 or '64 Ford and seeing burned ruin of a club...

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

Oh, if you want a tour of a gambling den of the era...go to Picoso's rest. on NW 18th and Menefee....a county commisioner of the era Roscoe Minton built this and was once a Moose Lodge...has hidden safes, tunnels to escape...owner is new so doesn't have history...just has building...food ok, too....word was Minton was on the payroll of gangsters and once owned the whole hilltop....the huge church has primary structure that was Minton's home then FW women's Club...another home torn down was by the new church building on the hilltop...I grew up on NW 19th across the street so am sure of this information......

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

hello everyone

i am new here on the forum. my name is bea gallegos. i need any information on the history of jacksboro highway. i have seen post here about that, but have not been able to have anyone respond. i am doing a project for my american lit class. really would appreciate any help. thank you.

bea



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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:51 AM

There's a book written by Levon Helm, drummer of The Band, that briefly discusses the group's experience playing on Jacksboro Highway. (Probably not enough info for your research though)
Also, any information you can find on Delbert McClinton and the Straightjackets will surely mention bars and clubs on 'the Highway'
Also, in Yahoo Groups, there's a group of former Cellar employees, musicians, and patrons that would be more than willing to share any Jacksboro Highway 'first-hand' accounts. (The Cellar, after all, had it's genesis out on Jacksboro Highway)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:30 PM

I grew up three blocks up Menefee off Jacksboro Hwy...am 57.

I remember George Hagan, a friend of my parents had an Esso station across and a little towards 28th street from the 2222 club...a little towards downtown from the Cowtown drive-in.
One day about 1962-64 we noticed a club across from the station had burned down....between the 2222 Club and the Avalon motel
address would be 2224 - 2240 Jacksboro...
Does anyone have any information about this, I think it was the Skyliner Club but don't remember, I was 8-10 at the time...depending on the year.
Urban legend was a gangster was found crispy inside after fire put out....

Avalon motel also had a TV housecall change the tubes repair place in the front...late 1950's to early '60's remember going there very young with my Dad....

Thanks for any help,
TW FW



#13 detail larry

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

george hagans service station was located at 2239 jacksboro hwy, the green room lounge was at 2240 jacksboro hwy,thats probably the club that burned down. avalon television and radio service was in front of the avalon motel.the skyliner ballroom was located at 2238 jacksboro hwy , but was gone in 61 or 62. gene haymes , had that club. he also owned the amusement rides at the stock show back then.




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