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Fort Worth to 1895
September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The first of a three part series on Fort Worth history by Quentin McGown, this course focuses on the city’s growth and development to 1895, including a discussion of the area’s prehistory and the events leading to the establishment of the 1849 military post. Highlights of the covered time period include the development of the livestock industry, the arrival of the railroad and the challenges of a frontier town growing into a major city. The class meets on campus on for two evening lectures supplemented by two evenings of walking tours to significant locations identified with Fort Worth’s early years. Dates: Tuesdays 9/19 to 10/10, 6pm – 8pm. Course fee: $111. To reserve your space visit TCU Extended Education.
Tarrant County Probate Judge Quentin McGown is a fourth generation Fort Worth resident. Long recognized as one of the city’s premier local historians and preservationists, he is the author of three books, Historic Photos of Fort Worth, Remembering Fort Worth, and Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards.