History Of Texas Christian University

Author: Colby D. Hall
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875655890
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History Of Texas Christian University from the Author: Colby D. Hall. First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall’s book History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier is the story of the first seventy-five years of the institution. Tracing the evolution of Add Ran College to Add Ran University, and ultimately to Texas Christian University, Hall shows the struggles and success in the transformation of a frontier college dedicated to educating and developing Christian leadership for all walks of life to a university dedicated to facing the challenges imposed by a new world frontier following World War II. Drawing upon numerous sources, including many unpublished documents, personal correspondence, and the author’s own recollections of his association with the university, Hall provides a detailed account of TCU's history and reveals how its founders' dreams were realized. Hall’s narrative skillfully weaves the development of the school into the history of Texas, at the same time elaborating upon the development of collegiate education in Texas and the establishment of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the state. Recognizing that TCU is much more than an institution, Hall specifically emphasizes the contributions of the people and personalities who helped shape the growth of the school.

Walking Tcu

Author: Joan Hewatt Swaim
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875651040
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Walking Tcu from the Author: Joan Hewatt Swaim. The colorful history of Fort Worth's major university began over a century ago in the city's Hell's Half Acre. After brief periods in the Texas communities of Thorp Spring and Waco, the school moved to its present campus in 1910. Today it occupies 243 acres, has a faculty and staff of over 1500 and a student body of 7000. Take a campus walk...see just how far TCU has come.

Fort Worth

Author: Julia Kathryn Garrett
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875655262
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Fort Worth from the Author: Julia Kathryn Garrett. In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer vacations she worked from morning to night on her book, creating an anecdotal chronicle of the early years of the city that began as a fort on the Trinity River in 1849. She closed her history with events a quarter of a century later, when Fort Worth was poised on the edge of growth, ready to become a modern city with the 1876 arrival of the railroad. First published in 1972 and reprinted by TCU Press in 1996.

Renegades Showmen Angels

Author: Jan Jones
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875653181
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Renegades Showmen Angels from the Author: Jan Jones. Jan Jones’ second volume on Fort Worth’s theatrical heritage presents for the first time a richly illustrated, comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city’s theatrical fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jones chronicles the early amateur theatricals of the 1870s, the development of Hell’s Half Acre with its many variety theaters and honky tonks, and the opening of Evans Hall, the town’s first legitimate theater. By 1883 far-sighted civic leaders had completed the Fort Worth Opera House, and by 1886 the city had joined the touring circuit of Galveston showman, Henry Greenwall. Under Greenwalls aegis, many of the era’s leading players appeared in the city, including Edwin Booth and Sarah Bernhardt. The Texas Spring Palace exhibitions of 1889 and 1890 brought national acclaim and did much to alter perceptions of the community as a frontier cow town. In the twentieth century, vaudeville’s popularity led to construction of two Majestic theaters just six years apart, in 1905 and 1911. Participating in the establishment of the Fort Worth Little Theater following World War I was a still unknown Texas writer, Katherine Anne Porter. During the 1930s, the city was once again catapulted to national prominence when New York producer Billy Rose created Broadway-style revues for Casa Mañana, the city’s contribution to the Texas Centennial celebration. Establishment of the Fort Worth Opera, Casa Mañana Musicals, and the Fort Worth Community Theater following World War II set the stage for what had become, by the end of the twentieth century, a vibrant community of permanent companies, including Jubilee Theater, Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, and Circle Theatre. The twentieth century ended dramatically with completion of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass performance Hall.

Written In Blood Volume 2

Author: Richard F. Selcer
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574413228
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Written In Blood Volume 2 from the Author: Richard F. Selcer. In 2010 Written in Blood Volume 1 told the stories of thirteen law officers who died in the line of duty between 1861 and 1909. Now Selcer and Foster are back with Volume 2 covering more line-of-duty deaths. This volume covers 1910 to 1928, as Fort Worth experiences a race riot, lynchings, bushwhacking, assassinations and martial law imposed by the U.S. Army.

Historic Hood County

Author: Mary Estelle Gott Salterelli
Publisher: HPN Books
ISBN: 1935377086
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Historic Hood County from the Author: Mary Estelle Gott Salterelli.