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Monument Commemorating the Founding of Fort Worth

Description: The monument commemorating the fort is a bronze casting set in a large granite stone located at the northwest corner of Belknap and Houston Streets. The site was selected by Major Ripley Arnold and Colonel Johnson. The post was referred to as Fort Worth although it was not formally designated as a fort until several months after it was established. Arnold served under William Jenkins Worth at the Battle of Monterey and his admiration for the general was so great that they decided to name the new post Fort Worth in his honor. The fort was abandoned as a military post in 1853, but the civilians who lived and had businesses in the vicinity took over the barracks, officers' homes, stables and made business establishments. In this way the fort became the nucleus of the present-day city of Fort Worth.
Date: unknown
Creator: Henderson, C. L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

City of Fort Worth Texas Historical Marker

Description: Texas historical marker on the lawn of the Tarrant County Courthouse. The site of the original fort was selected by Major Ripley Arnold and Colonel Johnson. The post was referred to as Fort Worth although it was not formally designated as a fort until several months after it was established. Arnold served under William Jenkins Worth at the Battle of Monterey and his admiration for the general was so great that they decided to name the new post Fort Worth in his honor. The fort was abandoned as a military post in 1853, but the civilians who lived and had businesses in the vicinity took over the barracks, officers' homes, stables and made business establishments. In this way the fort became the nucleus of the present-day city of Fort Worth.
Date: unknown
Creator: Henderson, C.L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Downtown Fort Worth

Description: Downtown Fort Worth, with the Tarrant County Convention Center in the center of the photo with the Continental National Bank in the background, with its now removed, but long-standing digital clock atop the building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Stockyards Museum

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Stockyards Museum. In the hall is an old buggy and sign on the floor that reads, "Stockyards Museum Open".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Sculpture of Bill Pickett in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Description: Photograph of a sculpture of a man tackling a bull in Fort Worth. In the background is a large building with orange tile. The statue of African American cowboy and rodeo and film star Bill Pickett in front of the 1908 Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Heritage, Summer 2003

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: Summer 2003
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

[News Clip: Fort Worth Parade]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the 1976 Bicentennial parade held in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The theme of the parade was the history of transportation.
Date: July 4, 1976
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Burned youth quits hospital]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 5 year-old, Jackie White, recovering from burn injuries after playing with matches.
Date: August 27, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Airline is using new Convair plane]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Continental Airlines unveiling a new Convair 440 aircraft stationed in Carter Field.
Date: April 1, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Home- built car]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about David Rosen creating a home-built car from different car and bicycle parts.
Date: August 20, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections