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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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1905 ad showed a dandy of a modern windmill

A 1905 advertisement for the Dandy Windmill, found in the Cattle Raisers' Association of Texas souvenir program, provides entertaining examples of ranch life with both a traditional windmill and the modern Dandy windmill.
Dec. 30, 2016

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Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24, 2017; Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 N. Normandale St.

Senior Spooky Social: 10 a.m. Oct. 24, 2017; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Fort Worth City Council and Appointed Officials Conversation About Race and Culture: 10 a.m. Oct. 24, 2017; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Audit Committee: 1 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Firefighters' and Police Officer' Civil Service Commission: 6 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017; Planning And Development Conference Room, Lower Level, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Board of Directors of Metropolitan Area EMS Authority D/B/A MedsStar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Oct. 25, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; City Council Chambers. Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Capital Improvements Advisory Committee for Transportation Impact Fees: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Park & Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox.
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Park & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox.
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Diamond Hill Jarvis Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Input Meeting: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Thistle Hill, 1509 Pennsylvania Ave.

Upper & Middle Village Creek Parallel Relief Main Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017; Souder Elementary School Cafeteria, 201 North Forest Hill Drive Everman.

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Oct. 26, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Recycling Center Tour: 11 a.m. Oct. 26, 2017; Republic Services Mrf, 6100 Elliott Reeder Road Fort Worth, Tx 76117 .
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Monthly Informational Forum for Minority Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 2017; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.

Fort Worth Nature Center Trails and Treats: 5 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017; Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd..

Fall Festival: 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Trunk or Treat for Halloween: 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Business Plan Competition Finale: 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017; Riley Center At Southwestern, 1701 W. Boyce Ave.
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Library Advisory Board Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017; Northside Branch Library, 601 Park Street.
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Fall Festival: 6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2017; Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Rd..

Fall Festival: 6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2017; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Fall Festival: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2017; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Take Back Meds Day: 10 a.m. Oct. 28, 2017; Police South Division, 505 E. Felix St.

Halloween Carnival: 10 a.m. Oct. 28, 2017; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Fall Festival: 11 a.m. Oct. 28, 2017; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.

Mayor's Spooky Bike Ride: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 2017; Walsh Ranch, 13801 Walsh Ave Fort Worth, Tx 76008 .

Fall Festival: 6 p.m. Oct. 28, 2017; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

After Dark in Sylvania Park: 6 p.m. Oct. 28, 2017; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap St.

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