Lost Fort Worth

Lost Fort Worth From The Humble Beginnings Of A Frontier Army Camp, Fort Worth Transformed Into A City As Cattle Drives, Railroads, Oil And National Defense Drove Its Economy During The Tremendous Growth, The Landscape And Cultural Imprint Of The City Changed Drastically, And Much Of Cowtown Was Lost To History Witness The Birth Of Western Swing Music And The Death Of A Cloud Dancer See Mansions Of The Well Heeled And Saloons Of The Well Armed Meet Two Gunfighters, One Flamboyant Preacher, One Serial Killer And One Very Short Subway Carrying Passengers Back In Time To Discover Of Fort Worth Author Mike Nichols Presents A Colorful History Tour From The North Side To The South Side S Battle Of Buttermilk Junction

Mike Nichols is a sixth generation Texan who has trafficked in words all of his adult life He worked twenty three years for the Fort Worth Star Telegram as a copy editor, humor columnist, and travel writer As a travel writer, he schlepped his suitcases and cameras to than forty countries on all seven continents before he realized that his favorite destination in the world is his own backyar

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  • Paperback
  • 154 pages
  • Lost Fort Worth
  • Mike Nichols
  • 19 October 2017
  • 9781626192355

10 thoughts on “Lost Fort Worth

  1. says:

    I love the history of my hometown, Fort Worth, and enjoyed reading about it again, now some 30 years after the last time I even lived in Texas As the title implies, this book focuses on the not so well known facts of this frontier city It respects the importance of the railroads specifically and transportation in general to its growth and development while properly noting how much the dark side contributed to why the town survived as well Whenever I stopped to wonder why this or that fact was omitted from the book, I reminded myself the idea was those things less known, or Lost.The book reads a bit like a collection of newspaper articles, since there is quite a bit of redundancy throughout But it was fun for me still, reminding me of things I had forgotten, teaching me some things I never knew There is even a bit about an event I was personally part of The opening of the MO Railway, that few blocks long subway that opened the day before my dad s birthday in 1963 We were there for the ceremonies and rode one of the first trains.I found this book after the death of entertainment icon Mike Nichols, looking for something I could learn by or about him I was startled to see this book with his byline, wondering how he could have had any interest in my hometown It took a while for me to realize his namesake was another writer, a different guy who was a born and raised Fort Worthian and newspaperman.

  2. says:

    Poorly assembled The book reads as if I m reading straight from historical markers A lot of slang is used throughout the paragraphs are very jumpy, often ending with a reference to something historical that never gets further elaborated on the layout of the chapters could have been better tied together the lead in paragraph of each chapter could have built up the subject matter better there were a lot of random references to printed newpaper articles thrown in and sometimes it didn t help a few times they just rather confused me because the old article held references to things I didn t understand and the author never elaborated on which, I m sure some of those distractions weren t worthy of explaining however, don t put in it unless it helps paint a historical picture of the place, the person, or the event I did like the subject matter, I just got frustrated with the manner in which it was presented I wouldn t recommend this for anyone wanting to learn some casual history Oh, and it also confused my that no dates were given in any of the pictures, granted sometimes nobody knows the date, but usually historical texts try to provide dates of when the picture of taken.

  3. says:

    This is a great book I grew up in Fort Worth and I read about Fort Worth in this book than I had learn throughout my life Mike Nichols has a great passion for Fort Worth This is a must read for history buffs and one for all who call Fort Worth their home I now want to take this book and add my on pictures to those locations mentioned in the book I also learned why when I was a kid my parents never drove down some certain roads Growing up in the 60 s these roads still held their stories fresh in my parent s minds Add this book to your history shelf You will enjoy the stories You will get a great sense of what built Fort Worth to the rich city that it has become I am glad that Cowtown was my birthplace and a place of history in which I grew up.

  4. says:

    Really enjoyed this book I am not a book snob and can t really speak to the book structure other than to say I enjoyed reading it The only think I wished it had were city maps of where the author was describing I m a visual learner and simply used google maps Living it Fort Worth only a couple years, it was nice to see the history.

  5. says:

    I think the book is a compendium of posts from the author s blog I enjoyed it I now have a whole list of places to go to see where something was.

  6. says:

    Very interesting read I can t wait to do some city hiking to find some of these spots.

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