Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures - 7 Matching Results

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40 PBYs on Lake Worth

Description: Aerial photograph of forty airplanes floating on Lake Worth. According to Jeff Rhodes: "On 22 November 1940, Consolidated Aircraft Chief Test Pilot Bill Wheatley contacted newspaper publisher and Fort Worth, Texas, civic booster Amon G. Carter, explaining the company had been ordered to transfer 200 PBY Catalina patrol seaplanes (37 of the aircraft can be seen in this photo) from San Diego, California, to Britain and that the crews were in immediate need of a layover point. In just eight days, Carter, with the help of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, arranged for fuel, food, lodging for the flight crews, and moorings for the aircraft in Lake Worth. To keep the mission secret, the public was told the planes were in Fort Worth to weather out a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. The quick response from Carter and the Chamber of Commerce later helped convince Consolidated Aircraft to build a manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, which is still in operation and today is home to a completely different breed of Cat-- the F-35."
Date: November 30, 1940
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Group of trustees]

Description: Photograph of a group of trustees exploring the property of Glen Lake Methodist Camp in the 1940's
Date: 1940~/1949~
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

[Main gate at Glen Lake Camp]

Description: Photograph of the main gate of the Glen Lake Methodist Camp in the 1940's. The sign is shown in the middle of the photograph and there is a camp building in the background as well as power lines.
Date: c. 1940's
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

[Main gate at Glen Lake Camp]

Description: Photograph of the main gate of the Glen Lake Methodist Camp in the 1940's. The sign is shown on the left with the word "private" on the bottom.
Date: c. 1940's
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

[Main gate at Glen Lake Camp]

Description: Photograph of the main gate of the Glen Lake Methodist Camp in the 1940's. The sign is shown on the left with the word "private" on the bottom.
Date: c. 1940's
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Publican Domino 44, Hereford Bull

Description: Photograph of a Publican Domino 44, a Hereford bull wearing a harness.
Date: January 1940
Creator: Guy E. Smith
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum