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Fort Worth
General Information
Type City
Subtype Historical
Location Texas
Significance City where Lee Harvey Oswald and his family live after returning from Russia in 1962
Appearances
Episode(s) Other Voices, Other Rooms
Characters
Fictional Characters Jake Epping
Bill Turcotte
Historical Characters Lee Harvey Oswald
Marina Oswald

Fort Worth is a major city in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex in North Central Texas.

Miniseries

Lee Harvey Oswald, his wife, Marina and daughter, June, make their home here upon their return from Russia in June 1962. They stay until October 1962 when they move to Dallas. ("The Rabbit Hole")

Jake discusses the plan with Bill at their apartment in Fort Worth.

Jake Epping and Bill Turcotte rent an apartment near the Oswalds to spy on them. ("Other Voices, Other Rooms")

Historical

The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Fort Worth has historically been a center of the longhorn cattle trade. It still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. It eventually acquired the nickname, "Cowtown".

At its inception, Fort Worth relied on cattle drives that traveled the Chisholm Trail. Millions of cattle were driven north to market along this trail, and Fort Worth became the center of cattle drives, and later, ranching, until the Civil War.

During the Civil War, Fort Worth suffered shortages causing its population to decline. It recovered during the Reconstruction Era with general stores, banks, and "Hell's Half-Acre", a large collection of saloons and dance halls which increased business and criminal activity in the city. By the early twentieth century, the military used martial law to regulate Hell's Half-Acre's bartenders and prostitutes.

Since the late twentieth century, several major companies have been headquartered in Fort Worth. These include American Airlines Group (and subsidiaries American Airlines and Envoy Air), the John Peter Smith Hospital, Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, Cash America International, GM Financial, XTO Energy, the BNSF Railway, and Bell Helicopter. Companies with significant presence in the city are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, and Dallas-based telecommunications company AT&T.

Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums designed by internationally known contemporary architects. They include: the Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the American architect Louis Kahn and Italian architect Renzo Piano; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson; the Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz; and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico.[1]

References

  1. Fort Worth, Texas on Wikipedia. Retrieved on October 3, 2019, edited.
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