Lost Fort Worth

Lost Fort Worth

by Mike Nichols
     
 

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From the humble beginnings of a frontier army camp, Fort Worth transformed into a city as cattle drives, railroads, oil and national defense drove its economy. During the tremendous growth, the landscape and cultural imprint of the city changed drastically, and much of Cowtown was lost to history. Witness the birth of western swing music and the death of a cloud…  See more details below

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From the humble beginnings of a frontier army camp, Fort Worth transformed into a city as cattle drives, railroads, oil and national defense drove its economy. During the tremendous growth, the landscape and cultural imprint of the city changed drastically, and much of Cowtown was lost to history. Witness the birth of western swing music and the death of a cloud dancer. See mansions of the well-heeled and saloons of the well-armed. Meet two gunfighters, one flamboyant preacher, one serial killer and one very short subway carrying passengers back in time to discover more of Fort "Worth. Author Mike Nichols presents a colorful history tour from the North Side to the South Side's Battle of Buttermilk Junction.."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626192355
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Lost
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
528,112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Mike Nichols was born on the North Side three blocks from the stockyards, grew up on the East Side and now lives in southwest Fort Worth. He worked for twenty-three years as a reporter, copy editor, columnist and travel writer for the hometown newspaper, the Star-Telegram." He is the author of "Balaam Gimble's Gumption" and "Live from the Boneyard" and blogs about Fort Worth at www.hometownbyhandlebar.com."

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