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#1 djold1

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:42 PM

Here's something from my collection that might stir up a few memories.

If you're a Kultural elitist then you probably will consider it declasse' in the extreme. However, to me it's the spirit of Fort Worth...

I've begun working on a Fort Worth website..

I hope to put up some of the stuff that I've picked up over the years. Right now the site is fragmentary with no real organization and no captions. Thought it might bring back some memories however.


As I get it organized and updated and add stuff I'll note it here..

Pete Charlton

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#2 Bill Sievers

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:09 AM

Pete, your website looks great! That you have all those old maps of FTW posted in one place is even better. Question: will it be possible to zoom in on these maps for better resolution? As they are now, for the most part, about all I can see is a general layout of the town, county, etc. Also, the topo map for TCU; Is that the same location where TCU is today? It looks like it from what I can tell. Really interesting!

Thanks!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:29 AM

Hey Bill..

Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments. Unfortunately the original maps are huge and most were scanned at 300+dpi resolution for publication, so it isn't possible to put them up in full size. What you are seeing are lo res 100 dpi reductions and they are still huge and load slow. There is no way that the web browser can zoom and even if it could, the low res versions I show would not handle the detail.

Yes this is the current TCU area as it was in 1918. The map was included in a publication bulletin from UT entitled "The Geology of Tarrant County". It also had a Tarrant county geological map in it which you can find under County Maps. I have a number of small fragment maps like this and "Hi Mount" that are very interesting to FW historians.

I apologize again for the messy and incomplete presentation. It's just something I work on as I get the time and inclination. There is lots more to come.

While this is currently a non-commercial website, all the large City & County maps have been published in large format. Sizes include approx 18"x24" and 24"x36". Some smaller maps are available at 11"x14" sizes. Some of them are available at my other website. Published maps that are not listed on the website are available from me at electricbooks@charter.net.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:40 AM

Ok Pete. That's really interesting about the TCU location as I grew up in that area back in the 50's. That map shows what the area looked like around there before being developed into the Westcliff neighborhood. That's so cool!

I'm looking forward to more additions on your website.

Later.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:07 PM

I used to have that bumper sticker when I was a kid. I think I also had a t-shirt or something with that slogan on it.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:20 PM

Nice pieces of history on your web site, Pete. I missed them the first time I went because they don't show up in Firefox. The images were worth blowing the dust off of IE.

My mom had the Foat Wuth bumper sticker. Displayed it on her Ford Elite with pride. I don't think she liked Texas that much when she first moved here, but over time she really grew to love Fort Worth. Enough that I could get a pretty good argument going by talking about what a great city Dallas was.




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