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#1 John T Roberts

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 06:59 PM

Today is Fort Worth's Birthday!  The city was founded on June 6, 1849.  For a great look at historic photographs, go to the UTA Library's Website to search for Fort Worth's photographs.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

Bud Kennedy's S-T column seems appropriate here, rather than in the "Image of Fort Worth" thread, because he delves a bit into Fort Worth's history, albeit along the theme, "Where the West Begins."  I enjoyed reading his article.  I suppose Abilene has a more cactus-and-sagebrush environment than does Fort Worth, but I never heard anyone pin the label "Where the West Begins" on Abilene (then, again, George Hamilton IV thought Abilene was the prettiest town he'd ever seen back in 1963, and no one else has sung any songs about Fort Worth, that I know of). 
 

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

no one else has sung any songs about Fort Worth, that I know of


Are you kidding me???

https://youtu.be/Jta1Gz9UnfA

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:24 PM

no one else has sung any songs about Fort Worth, that I know of

 

https://youtu.be/0es_LwHOb2c :D


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

Thanks for George Strait settin' me straight about Fort Worth.  As for the "Downtown" parody, uh-huh.






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