Fort Worth Horror: The Great South Side Fire of 1909

Fort Worth Library 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth, TX

Many of the great cities of the world, including Rome, London, Lisbon, Chicago, and San Francisco, have endured devastating peacetime fires. Fort Worth joined that tragic company on April 3, 1909, when two boys experimenting with cigarettes on a windy spring day led to a barn catching fire. By the time the conflagration was under... Read more »

Longhorns, Legends, and Life on the Trail

Thanks to western books and movies, we all have a good idea of how nineteenth-century cowboys lived and origins of the cattle they drove. Right? Maybe not. Historian and author Wayne Ludwig joins us this month to set us straight about the risks and rewards of life on the trail. We’ll also consider whether the... Read more »