Posts About Fort Worth Crime by Decade

Here are posts about crime in Fort Worth indexed by decade.

1850s
From the Bluegrass Killing Fields to Evans Avenue (Part 1)

1860s
In a Narrow Grave Just Six by Three . . .
Cold Case on the Clear Fork: “To Heaven or Hell, One”

1870s
“Assassinated”: The Last Supper of Mary Agnes Hester
The Bottle, the Badge, and the Caduceus: Longhaired Jim Would Live to Die Another Day
Road Hazard: Transport Crime in the 1870s
Verbatim: “I Could See That Sam Was in Bad Shape”
Connections: From Buckboard to Concorde (Part 1)

1880s
Double Trouble: The Burrow Gang and the Train Twice-Robbed (Part 1)
Buttermilk and Blood (Part 1): “I’ll Kill the First Man Who Touches This Engine”
Ambush at Dry Creek: Brothers in Arms, Brothers in Irons
The O.K. Corral: 5 Cowboys, 4 Lawmen, and 1 Brother Who Said, “I Think I Can Hang Them”
In the Line of Duty (Part 1): “He Sees Naught of the Danger There”
Marshal Jim: Cowtown’s First Citizen or First Gangster? (Part 1)
The Great Escape (Part 1): When the Jury Is a Mob
“He Died With His Boots On”: Bad Blood and the Luck of the Draw
Once Upon a Crime: “Woe, Woe, Woe”

1890s
Temple Houston: Standing in the Shadow of Sam
Paydirt and the Man from Spotsylvania (Part 1): Coal
Christmas in the Acre: “Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells, Mayhem All the Way”
Assault and Brattery: Cowtown’s Little Heckraisers
Murder in a Minor Key (Part 1): “To Eternity by a Bullet”
A Tale of Two Iconoclasts: When Whiskey and Ink and Blood Flowed
Mr. Mudgett (Part 1): “I Was Born With the Devil in Me”
In the Acre, Brass Buttons and Bad Blood: “Boys, I’m a Goner”
Threepeat on Mary’s Creek: “Posses in Hot Pursuit”

1900s
The Strange Case of the Boomerang Banknotes
Death of a Reformer: Cowtown Under a “Cloud of Sorrow”
Ambush in the Acre (Part 1): The Victim
Four Brothers in Blue, One Black Sheep

1910s
The Metropolitan Hotel: Mahogany and Homicide (Part 1)
The Metropolitan Hotel: Mahogany and Homicide (Part 2)
Confessions of a Love God: “Let Us Prey” (Part 1)
Saboteur: From Poly to the Potomac
J. Frank Norfleet: The Sucker, the Sting, the Sweet Revenge
Death at a Rolltop Desk: 1 Grudge, 2 Graves
Born the Son of a Slave and a Father “Unknown”
Battercake Flats: Shanty Town in the Shadow of the Courthouse
If Houses Could Talk: Murder on May Street
An Early #MeToo Movement and the Unwritten Law
Homicide on the Sidewalk: Death Goes Window Shopping
Mayhem on a Marriage-Go-’Round

1920s
Good Deeds by Day, Dark Deeds by Night: The Ku Klux Klan in Fort Worth
A Question at the Crossroads: Get Over It or Get Even for It?
Kruisin’ in a Texmobile: “K” for “Kar,” “K” for “Konvicted” (and “K” for “Knickers”)
Christmas 1921: “Southern Trees Bear a Strange Fruit”
J. Frank Norris: One Foot in the Pulpit, One Foot in the Witness Stand
Boyce House (Part 1): “Santa Claus, Why Did You Rob That Bank?”
Nails and Nitro: When Robberies Go Awry
Those Wild West Ways Died Hard (So Did Tom Vickery)

1930s
Suitable for Framing: He Was Banking on the Picture-Perfect Crime
Hogwire and Heroin: Dishonor Among Thieves
The Metropolitan Hotel: Mahogany and Homicide (Part 3)
When 15595 Lived at 857, and G-Men Raided Paradise
Bonnie and Clyde (Part 1): Death in the Devil’s Back Porch
“Elementary, My Dear Duder”
“And a Cartridge in a Pear Tree”

1940s
Fort Worth Turns 100: Celebration and Mourning
Top o’ Hill Terrace: War Waged with Bets and Bibles (Part 1)
Louis Tindall’s Wild Ride: From Rodeos to Rackets

1950s
Cadillacs and Caskets: Fort Worth’s Highway to Hell
Dark Lords of the Underworld: Close Shaves and Shallow Graves
The Gray Scourge of the Southwest (Part 1): “Banditos!”
“If You Can’t Serve Time, . . .” (Part 1): “Lights! Camera! Robbery!”
Once Upon a Prominence: Murder in High Places
Dead Man Walking (and Driving and Flying and Paddling)
Pete’s Baby Brother: “Our Pride and Joy” and “No. 1 Badman”
Femme Fatale: Death on Scenic Hill Drive
A Pistol, a Getaway Car, and Baby Makes Three
The Case of the Wandering Widow
When Crime Doesn’t Pay—Not Even the Rent

1960s
The Bloody Spring of ’65 (Part 1): His Death of Cold
The Bloody Spring of ’65 (Part 2): Vendetta

1970s
Without a Trace: Three Girls Went to a Mall . . .

1990s
Rich or Poor, East or West, Dead Is Dead (Part 1)
The Grim Beeper: When Death Calls

Multiple Decades
Pantalarceny: When Crime Hits Below the Belt (1870s-1890s)
The Gallows: Black Hoods, Hymns, and Bath Tub Baptisms (1874-1915)
The Black Hole of a Red-Light District (1880s-1920)
Sodom on the Trinity (Part 1): A Cold Day in Hell (1880s-1917)
Once Upon a Dime in the West: “Ring, Ring; You’re Dead” (1881-1900)
Badge No. 13: When Your Number Is Up (1892-1915)
The Neighbor at 2117 Hillcrest: “Friendly,” “Cold-Blooded” (1917-1951)
The Longest Drought (Part 1): Cabbages and Coffins (1920s-1930s)
A. C. Howerton: Dean of Detectives (1930s-1950s)
For This Granny, More Satan and Mace Than Satin and Lace (1950s-1980s)
In the Shadow of the Tower (Part 1): A “Good Boy” (1960s, 1980s-1990s)
Father and Son, Flesh and Blood (1960s, 1990s)
Islands of Eternity (Part 4): Mosier Valley in Memoriam (1982-2014)

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