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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.

old school newspaper ad

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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Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission: 2 p.m. June 8, 2020; Webex.
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Art Commission Special Called Meeting: 5 p.m. June 8, 2020; Webex.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. June 9, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Timberland Park: 7 p.m. June 9, 2020; City Council Chamber, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, 76102.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. June 9, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County WDB Meeting: 9 a.m. June 10, 2020; Virtual Zoom Meeting.
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City Plan Commission Special Meeting: 10 a.m. June 10, 2020; Webex.
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Zoning Commission Public Hearing: 1 p.m. June 10, 2020; Webex.
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Fort Worth Human Relations Commission Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities: 10 a.m. June 11, 2020; Webex.
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Canceled Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. June 11, 2020; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Regional Transportation Council Meeting: 1 p.m. June 11, 2020; Teleconference Meeting.
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Canceled Landscape CPR: 6 p.m. June 11, 2020; Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive.

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