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The City of Fort Worth's City News presents a weekly article highlighting a local history topic using photographs found in the Library's archives. 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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Rocket Club attracted variety acts to Jacksboro Highway

The acts that played at The Rocket Club consisted of ballroom dancers, acrobats, jugglers, magicians and comedians. In this photo, circa 1948, two dogs dance during Lucy Danlo's Canine Review.
July 1, 2016

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City Hall Closed - 4th of July Holiday : 8 a.m. July 4, 2016; City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Canceled Pre-Council & Council Meetings - Summer Break: 3 p.m. July 5, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Meet and Confer Negotiations Fort Worth Police Officers' Association: 9 a.m. July 7, 2016; City Hall, City Manager Conference Room, 1000 Throckmorton St, Room 380.
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Disciplinary Appeal of the Termination of Tammy Chamness: 9 a.m. July 7, 2016; Training Room 623, 6th Floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe.
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Fort Worth Sports Authority, Inc: 10 a.m. July 7, 2016; Fort Worth Convention Center, Executive Board Room, 1201 Houston Street.
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Water and Wastewater Capitol Improvements Plan Citizens Advisory Committee : 11:45 a.m. July 7, 2016; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Drip Irrigation Water-Saving Seminar: 6 p.m. July 7, 2016; Iris Room, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
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