Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1: The Comanche Raid that Never Happened
Chapter 2: Longhair Jim Courtright, Legendary Marshal, Terrible Witness
Chapter 3: Hogs Rule in Cowtown
Chapter 4: Fort Worth Learns to Bathe
Chapter 5: “Sign Us Up!” Fort Worthers Dig Deep to Support Their Town
Chapter 6: Forgotten Hero of the Texas Spring Palace Fire
Chapter 7: The Devil in Cowtown
Chapter 8: Death on the Tracks
Chapter 9: When Men Were Men and Women Were the “Fairer Sex”
Chapter 10: Fort Worth: Candy-Making Capital of the Southwest
Chapter 11: It’s About Horsepower, Not Horse Flesh
Chapter 12: Market Day
Chapter 13: Jewel Heist at Thistle Hill
Chapter 14: When Is a Miranda Warning not a Miranda Warning?
Chapter 15: President Roosevelt Plants a Tree
Chapter 16: The Protestant Sanitarium and the Beginnings of the South Side Medical District
Chapter 17: Fort Worth an Aggie Outpost?
Chapter 18: Murder at the Metropolitan
Chapter 19: Don’t Divorce ’Em, Lock ’Em Up
Chapter 20: That’s No Lady, That’s My Lawyer!
Chapter 21: America’s Dance King Becomes a Fort Worth Flyboy
Chapter 22: Amon Carter Is Rejected by the Masons
Chapter 23: Redemption for a Tired Mistreated Building?
Chapter 24: Harry Houdini Makes an Appearance in Fort Worth—Twice!
Chapter 25: When Gutzon Borglum Came to Fort Worth and Robert E. Lee Almost Did
Chapter 26: Goodbye, Fort Worth, “Hello, Sucker!”
Chapter 27: Public Enemy No. 1 Nabbed in Fort Worth
Chapter 28: The Green Book Guide to Fort Worth
Chapter 29: Dark Days on Both Sides of the Trinity
Chapter 30: A Tale of Two Ritzes
Chapter 31: Fort Worth Gets Air-conditioned
Chapter 32: Those Old Neighborhood Theaters Bring Back Memories