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Fort Worth history

Cowtown, 1911: Prosperity Gets in Your Eyes

In 1911 Fort Worth was booming. It had a population of 82,167—a threefold increase since 1900. Tax valuations for the county had increased from $30 million ($932 million today) in 1900 to $88 million ($2.4 billion today) in 1910. Banks … Continue reading

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