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: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875652023
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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.

Vietnam War A Topical Exploration And Primary Source Collection 2 Volumes

Author: James H. Willbanks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440850852
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Vietnam War A Topical Exploration And Primary Source Collection 2 Volumes from the Author: James H. Willbanks. This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents. • Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest and bloodiest wars and why it served as a society- and culture-changing event, even for the millions of Americans who were not directly involved in the conflict • Examines 14 key topics within and surrounding the Vietnam War, ranging from the First Indochina War to the aftermath of the war for both Vietnam and the United States • Includes key primary source documents, illustrations and maps, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed chronology

The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843397
Size: 62.31 MB
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The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia 2 Volumes from the Author: Spencer C. Tucker. Long overlooked in favor of land engagements, this is the first encyclopedia to analyze the naval aspects of the American Civil War. • Introductory essay unifies the material in the encyclopedia, providing an overview of the history of the navies of the American Civil War • Contains over 450 reference entries, listed alphabetically and with accompanying images • Chronology provides historical perspective and highlights the most important naval events of the war • Comprehensive bibliography serves as a gateway to further study