In its youth, Fort Worth was a rough-and-tumble frontier town where people came to be brave and brawling rather than the families who come today for Fort Worth Kids Events and the younger crowd for the Fort Worth Nightlife.
Today, Fort Worth continues as the City of Cowboys and Culture being one of the largest cities in Texas and the 17th-largest city in the United States. Visit Fort Worth for a revitalized Sundance Square and stay at a Downtown Fort Worth Hotel, visit our world-renowned cultural arts district, beautifully preserved Historic Fort Worth sites and Fort Worth Tourist Attractions.
Originally settled in 1849 as an army outpost at the Trinity River, Fort Worth was one of eight forts assigned to protect settlers from Indian attacks on the advancing frontier. Progress helped the growing settlement survive long after other such towns had blown away with the dust of departing pioneers.
The cattle industry was king for a generation of people working the Fort Worth leg of the historic Chisholm Trail, which ran from the 1860s to the 1870s. Cowboys worked and played in Hell’s Half Acre, located where downtown Fort Worth stands today, before driving the cattle on the Chisholm Trail to its ending point in Kansas.
he Stockyards National Historic District, a big draw for locals and visitors, entertains the crowds with the world's only twice-daily cattle drivealong a streetscape many have experienced only through the movies.
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of the 17th- largest city in the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.fortworth.com.
Frontier Town to Funkytown
Posted On June 17, 2010