Camp Bowie Boulevard, Texas (Images of America Series)

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In the early 1890s, Humphrey Barker Chamberlin installed a lifeline to his namesake suburb west of the city. A trolley connected to Arlington Heights Boulevard at the Trinity River's Clear Fork and chugged across prairie land to reach Chamberlin Arlington Heights. Camp Bowie, a soldiers' city, sprawled over both sides of the road from 1917 until 1919. At the Great War's end, the stretch west of present-day University Drive became the commemorative Camp Bowie Boulevard. The 1920s brought twin ribbons of ...
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Overview


In the early 1890s, Humphrey Barker Chamberlin installed a lifeline to his namesake suburb west of the city. A trolley connected to Arlington Heights Boulevard at the Trinity River's Clear Fork and chugged across prairie land to reach Chamberlin Arlington Heights. Camp Bowie, a soldiers' city, sprawled over both sides of the road from 1917 until 1919. At the Great War's end, the stretch west of present-day University Drive became the commemorative Camp Bowie Boulevard. The 1920s brought twin ribbons of cordovan-colored brick pavement, the prestige of inclusion in the Bankhead Highway network, and westering developers of another elite village: Ridglea. Midway through the Great Depression, the Will Rogers complex arose on a farm tract, visible from the thoroughfare, to host Texas Centennial celebrations and a special livestock exposition. Museums began claiming adjacent space in the 1950s. By the second decade of the 21st century, Camp Bowie Boulevard bisected a built environment both modern and historic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467130493
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/16/2013
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,362,952
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Fort Worth native Juliet George holds degrees in journalism and history from the University of Texas and Texas Christian University, respectively. A former archivist for the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, she currently serves on the Tarrant County Historical Commission, as an adjunct instructor of history at Weatherford College, and as a Spanish teacher at Springtown High School. Images in this book came from family albums, private collections, archives, libraries, and online resources.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Wonderful book about Fort Worth.

    Great book with early photos of Fort Worth.

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