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Fort Worth Flashback: Boaz & Battle Cotton Yard

Posted Aug. 15, 2011

Boaz and Battle

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Library.

In the 1880s, the Boaz & Battle Cotton yard was located on Main Street between 13th and 14th streets. By 1886 Fort Worth had realized the city fathers’ dream of becoming a rail hub, with a number of lines serving the city. Many cotton gins and presses were located near the tracks and shipped product to the north and west.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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