|Cool neon at the Stockyards.
|A stockyard mural depicting the Chisholm Trail
and Justin Boots. H.J. Justin actually opened
his first cobbler shop on the Chisholm Trail - in
Spanish Fort, about 100 miles north of Fort
Worth. Spanish Fort is now a ghost town.
|Tarrant County Courthouse as seen from North Main,
and the ugly Tandy Towers overshadowing it. A
travesty! The Fort Worth courthouse is the only one
that, to my knowledge, has its facade painted on.
|Faint reminders of ancient businesses at the
|Fire escape at the stockyards.
|The Swift Meat Processing Company emblem. Fort
Worth had two major meat processing plants (the
other one was Armor) at the Stockyards. The Swift
plant is a complete ruin and in 2012, was torn down.
|The mission style Montgomery Ward building,
which held offices, warehouses, and a
department store on the ground floor. The
building has been renovated into chic
apartments and trendy shops, anchoring a
new neighborhood near the cultural district.
|The Texas & Pacific station is a real
art-deco delight. Today, the building has
been converted into apartments and lofts.
You can catch the Lone Star Express
(running between Dallas and Fort Worth)
from the old platforms. Click here to see the
building before its renovation.
|Fort Worth's gorgeous public market.
|Snow cone stand at Camp Bowie Boulevard.
|Steppin' Out in Fort Worth
|Revolving gate to the disused stock pens at the Fort
Worth Stockyards. The Stockyards are considered a
National Historic District and sport ruins among tourist
areas. Almost all areas are open for exploration.
|A small park hides beneath Exchange Avenue
in the Stockyards.
|The Grapevine Vintage Railroad brings
tourists to the Stockyards from the former
Cotton Belt Station in Grapevine. Learn
more about Red River Rail Attractions!
|Hop on your cart & get to Fort Worth. Might
take you a while.
|Learn more about Fort Worth history.
|Fort Worth's Weatherford Street at the beginning of
the 20th century. The cattle drives skirted the streets
of Fort Worth. To learn more about the cattle drives,
check out my book, Traveling History up the Cattle
|Fort Worth's east/west main street is Camp
Bowie Boulevard, also known as the former
|Beauty inside the restored Texas & Pacific Station,
converted now into fancy lofts.
|A view of downtown from the Trinity River
Trail. This is the approximate site of Camp
|What did you say? You think I like neon signs?
Whatever gave you that idea?!