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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Billy W. Sills Center for Archives/FWISD
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:59:40 -0600
Billy W. Sills Center for Archives/FWISD
One hundred years ago, city leaders built Lake Worth to quench the thirst of a rapidly growing cowtown. But Lake Worth became far more than a source of water. During those one hundred years, monsters, lovers, flappers, big bands, swimmers, and preachers baptizing their flock have found their way to Lake Worth. Lake Worth became the inland beach for generations of Texans who began using the phrase "Let's go to the Lake this weekend."
In a special presentation at the Billy W. Sills Center for Archives, Quentin McGown will mark the centennial of Lake Worth. He will present pictures, stories, and legends celebrating the history of that muddy body of water that captured the hearts and memories of Texans.
Casino Beach, Lake Worth and old Nine-Mile Bridge Nine Mile Bridge, Lake Worth, and Casino Park
Mr. McGown is a fourth generation Fort Worthian with a lifelong interest in history, especially the history of Fort Worth. He is a historian, county judge, teacher, and the author of Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards and Historic Photos of Fort Worth.
Coffee and "nibbles" at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday morning, March 5, 2011, from 10:00-12:00 at the
Billy W. Sills Center for Archives
2720 Cullen Street
Fort Worth, TX
Shirley Apley, MLS, Senior Librarian
Genealogy, History, Archives, Literature
Fort Worth Public Library
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Central Library's hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues, Thurs - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sun - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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