Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant County Seat, North Central Texas I-20, I30, I-35W, Hwys.377, 81, 287, 30 miles from Dallas, 259 miles from Crazy Town (Houston), 187 miles from Austin, 262 miles from San Antonio, 625 miles from El Paso, is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the 19th-largest in the United States.
"Fort Worth was founded as a military camp in 1849, named after General William Jenkins Worth. Today, the city is portrayed as more old-fashioned and laid-back than its neighbor, Dallas. Known as 'Cowtown' for its roots as a cattle drive terminus, Fort Worth bills itself as 'Where the West begins' and still celebrates its colorful Western and Southern heritage. Also known as 'Panther City' due to a legend of a panther sleeping in the streets in 1875." (from Wikipedia)
Hilton Fort Worth (1921; ballroom addition - 1961; annex - 1968; restored - 1981) - The hotel was originally known as the Hotel Texas and is not only architecturally significant, but also historically significant. President John F. Kennedy spent his last night in Room 805.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
"President Kennedy acknowledges applause at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast 40 years ago today after receiving a Shady Oak Western hat as a gift from the city.
On this morning in 1963, Fort Worth gave President John F. Kennedy our hearts and our most treasured gift.
Forty years later, one tiny mystery remains.
What happened to JFK's Western hat?
No souvenir has ever symbolized Fort Worth and Texas like the Shady Oak Western hat, given to nine presidents since 1923 in a tradition begun by Star-Telegram Publisher Amon G. Carter Sr.
We gave Kennedy a Western hat at the morning breakfast at the Hotel Texas, now the Radisson Plaza Fort Worth.
He never wore it.
And it has never been seen again."
W.T. Grant Store building (1939), the first floor now houses a bar called The Library, hence the sign
Red Goose Shoe Store neon sign by day
Ashton Hotel and Kress Building
Neon advertises a couple of the restaurants down in Sundance Square