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    Texas Trail of Fame

    by grandmaR Updated Nov 23, 2004

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    Star on Walk of Fame

    Favorite thing: The Texas Trail of Fame is intended to be a chronological history of the men and women who contributed to the US, Texas and Ft. Worth Western Heritage.

    The Bronze Stars are designed to represent an old fashioned Marshall’s badge with the recipient’s name inlaid in the star. Markers are uniformly placed in the sidewalks and public thoroughfares throughout the National Historic District.

    There are some 59 bronze markers of inductees such as: John Wayne, Will Rogers, Zane Grey, Bose Ikard, Tad Lucas, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, C.C. Slaughter, Juan Sequin, Bob Wills, Bill Pickett, Fredric Remington, and Quanah Parker.

    Fondest memory: This star is for Lorenzo De Zavala (1789-1836) who was inducted in 2001. He was a Mexican who was active in working for Texas independence from Mexico.

    I took the picture of his star at random - I didn't know who he was until I looked him up for this tip. He's not my idea of a famous Texan.

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    Stockyard Visitor's Center

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    Bob and daughter & granddaughter -Visitor's Center

    Favorite thing: After we parked, we walked down the street in front of the stockyards, waiting for the morning cattle drive. We were a little early, so we went into the Visitor's Center, which is both air conditioned and free. Also it has rest rooms and information. It is here that you buy the tickets to the walking tours.

    Fondest memory: The Visitor's Center is open
    Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    Ft. Worth

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    Downtown Ft. Worth..

    Favorite thing: Forth Worth is divided into 3 distinct districts. The Cultural District is only minutes from the busy downtown area, and provides wonderful art galleries, museums, entertainment, sporting venues, and of course beautifully laid out gardens.
    The Historic District is where you will get a feel of the American West. The Stockyards covers 125 acres.
    There is the rodeo, Billy Bobs, great sounvenir and western clothing stores as well as being able to see the worlds only daily cattle drive.
    The Downtown area is more the business area but not without its attractions, entertainment, good restaurants and the charm of their constant efforts in preservation.

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    A Feel of the West

    by keeweechic Written Sep 4, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Cowtown and the Stockyards are unique. You definitely know you are in cowboy territory. There are some great shops filled with Texas souvenirs, western clothing shops for all your tassled shirts, cowboy hats and of course the carefully crafted hand carded boots in any colour you can imagine. Go into the leather shops and see the handcrafted saddles - you would have to be serious to ever buy one at $3,000 plus but they are exquisite. Make sure you get there in time for the Fort Worth Herd trail down Exchange St. Finish off your day or break it up, with a visit to one of the great restaurants there. You won't regret your visit.

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    Impressive Skyline

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 29, 2004

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    Ft. Worth Skyline

    Favorite thing: Ft. Worth is a lovely, unique city, that commands more than one visit to show you the best of what she has to offer.
    Just looking at the impressive skyline, makes you want to go within the heart of this city, to explore what makes her pulse.

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    Leta Smothermon

    by Yaqui Written Nov 6, 2011

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    Favorite thing: It is very heartfelt when you see a memorial, even as simple as this still speaks volumes. It was obviously dedicated to a lady who cared about all.

    Leta Smothermon
    Friends,
    This alley is dedicated to the memory of
    Leta Smothermon. If you knew Leta then you are already smiling. If you didn't know Leta well then let us tell you, she was a good mother, grandmother, friend of the rich and poor, the powerful and the not so powerful, those who lived in big houses and those who didn't have houses, stray dogs and outlaws like us. Leta was also the best hamburger cook in Texas.
    Till the end she did it her way~
    From Those who Loved Her
    and Will Never Forget Her.

    Cowtown - May 2001

    Located off of West Exchange Street on the North side of the road, near a alleyway.

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    share a barbeque with a...

    by kathycollins Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: share a barbeque with a native!

    Fondest memory: While visiting the Fort Worth area, I had the opportunity to meet my VT friend, Elaine. We went to the Stockyards and shared a great barbeque meal at Riscky's while listening to live country music. It was a really great day!

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    Forget Dallas - Ft Worth is the Place

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Fort Worth has so much to offer. Don't go to Dallas without leaving a couple of spare days to visit Fort Worth - more if you can because there is so much to see and do.

    The downtown area still retains an old feel to it and is uninhibited by too many tall modern buildings. Walking around downtown is very easy and there are some great shops and restaurants.

    The Cultural District is filled with amazing museums and galleries and they are all close to each other to be able to get around them easily - but allow plenty of time.

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    The Old Post Post Office

    by lonestar_philomath Written Apr 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The monumental building was built during the depression of the 20's and 30's and designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick featuring Texas Limestone and a mix of Beaux Arts and Classical styling. The most dramatic space within the Post Office is the lobby, which runs the entire length of the building.

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    visit the Stockyards

    by btex Updated Sep 26, 2002

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    Stockyards horse and cowgirl

    Favorite thing: There's lots to experience in the Stockyards: the Tarantula Train - A train from 1896 that travels between the Stockyards in Ft. Worth and Grapevine, Tx. Fares are a bit steep, but if you like trains, you might like this.
    http://www.tarantulatrain.com/
    And, the Fort Worth Herd - See cowboys run a cattle herd right through the Stockyards. It goes twice daily. http://www.fortworthherd.com/

    Fondest memory: walking in the Stockyards - checking out all the Western themed stores, hanging out in various dusty saloons, and seeing cowboy shootouts in the middle of the street - there's a place for rodeos too.
    http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/

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    You must visit Billy Bobs, it...

    by Kodi01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must visit Billy Bobs, it is the largest Honky Tonk with bull riding, rodeos, bars and famous Country and Western bands perform in concert.

    Fondest memory: It is kind of like seeing the 'stars' squares in Hollywood, all the the famous C & W stars have their hand prints or huff prints displayed. There are concerts from the best........this is the place to perform. You can even ride that famous 'mechanical bull'.

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  • If it is your first time going...

    by LimpNJen Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If it is your first time going to FortWorth, visit Sundance Square in downtown. The old downtown buildings have been converted into restaurants, bars, theaters & shops. Sundance Square includes The Bass Hall & 2 movie theaters & other entertainment places(for families, singles etc)

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    Visit the Historic Stockyards...

    by Super_Dave Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Historic Stockyards north of downtown Fort Worth! There you'll get a flavor for the 'Old West' and have a chance to do some really great shopping. Billy Bob's is the 'World's Largest Indoor Honkey Tonk' located in the Stockyards. There you can watch bull riding on Friday or Saturday nights, dance the two-step, play pool, watch cowboys and cowgirls, sip a tasty drink, and enjoy a great featured performer in concert.

    Fondest memory: There are many fine golf courses in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I have many awesome friends in the community that are Finnish or have an interest in Finland.

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    Go see the Horse Stables...

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go see the Horse Stables Tree.
    Well, I wouldn't say *absolutely must* because after all, it is just a tree with a planter around it. Anyway, because it is described in the introduction I thought I'd put a photo of it here. Actually, I missed the tree--it's out of the picture on the right (LOL). I just got a photo of Mr. Sel Graham telling us all about it and pointing out where the fort used to be.

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    Fort Worth is a big city but...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Fort Worth is a big city but still small enough you can ask a passing cowboy on horse back for directions. This cowboy works at the Stockyards area. You'll even see longhorn cattle being herded down the street there. The Fort Worth Herd is the area's tribute to it's growth as a cowtown.

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