Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards, Texas (Postcard History Series) by Quentin McGown, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards, Texas (Postcard History Series)

Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards, Texas (Postcard History Series)

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by Quentin McGown
     
 

Though Fort Worth was first established in 1849 as a military outpost along what was then the western frontier of Texas, the fort itself was abandoned by 1853. But the civilian settlement that had grown up around it continued to thrive. Following the Civil War, the city and its residents worked hard to become a provisions center for the drovers moving millions of

Overview


Though Fort Worth was first established in 1849 as a military outpost along what was then the western frontier of Texas, the fort itself was abandoned by 1853. But the civilian settlement that had grown up around it continued to thrive. Following the Civil War, the city and its residents worked hard to become a provisions center for the drovers moving millions of Texas longhorns up the cattle trails to Kansas and beyond. Soon, Fort Worth was also a major hub for rail and other transportation industries, and in the twentieth century, it became an oil center as well. Today, the bustling metropolitan region continues to reinvent itself while also diligently preserving the unique heritage that brings millions of visitors to Fort Worth every year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738528649
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,122,907
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


In this volume, fourth-generation resident and postcard collector Quentin McGown has gathered more than 200 vintage postcards to illustrate the sweeping and diverse history of Fort Worth. Showcasing the city's grandest architecture, important businesses, and everyday street scenes, these cherished pieces of memorabilia provide a visual connection between the city's past and its vibrant present. Residents and visitors alike are sure to enjoy this informative and entertaining retrospective.

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Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards, Texas (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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benge More than 1 year ago
I gave these little books as Christmas gifts this year to our friends who might be missing Fort Worth. The response was really gratifying. The author is a true authority on the history of the city and his comments along with the compelling images selected from his large postcard collection, make local history come to life.