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In Topic: Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

14 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

Had a great time John. Thanks!

In Topic: 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

29 September 2017 - 07:42 PM

Enjoyed it.  :-)

In Topic: History of Reata/Caravan of Dreams

28 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

From Howard  W. Peak's 'A Ranger of Commerce', circa 1929... 

"...Fort Worth is named the Panther City, from the tradition that a panther laid down in one opf its streets.  The origin of this rather confusing term seems to bother some minds, so I will describe how the term happened to be applied, I having been a witness to its parentage.   At the time, Fort Worth had but a few designated streets, and the one wherein the panther "laid down", was then known as the Weatherford Road, now, Weatherford street. As a boy, my father's horse and cow lot were about fifty feet south of this road, the residence facing the "Dallas Road", now known as Houston street.

One spring morning while I was in the lot feeding the horses and milking the cows, I was called for by an old Baptist preacher, named Fitzgerald, who occupied the second story of a building located on the corner adjoining our residence.

"Howard, come here quick, I want to show you something."  I alertly responded, and was shown by this man of highly imaginative mind the outlines of a 'panther' described in the dusty roadway."

Was that this group of wooden structures he mentions?

In Topic: Forum chat can be fun!

22 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

Did he get the dollar?

In Topic: Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

08 September 2017 - 04:50 PM

John, is there a walking tour tomorrow, September 9th? I didn't see anything on one on the FW walking tour FB page...