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Marshal Jim: Cowtown’s First Citizen or First Gangster? (Part 1)

When Jim Courtright moved to Fort Worth in 1873, according to biographer Father Stanley Crocchiola, he farmed land north of the Trinity River “about where the Oakwood Cemetery is now located.” (Photo from Tarrant County College Northeast.) That means that … Continue reading

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