The first place visitors to Fort Worth should head is the Stockyards National Historic District. In the days of cowboys and cattle drives, great Longhorn cattle were gathered from southern Texas and driven north. Fort Worth was the last major stop along the Chisholm Trail before the cattle were driven to market in Missouri.
The Stockyards Historic District may be a bit more tamed than it was in those days, but you’ll get a feel for the lifeblood that built a city. As you wander along the sidewalks you can’t help but notice the Texas Trail of Fame, stars inlaid in the sidewalks sharing the names of those who contributed to the “cowboy way of life”. You’ll find names you know- Stetson and John Wayne, to name just two- and plenty you’ve never heard of but whose names are lore in Texas. Read More »