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Fort Worth Flashback: All-Western Stock Show Parade gallops through downtown

Posted Jan. 5, 2015

Surrey from 1938

Don’t miss the tradition of the Fort Worth Stock Show’s All-Western Parade scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 17 in downtown Fort Worth. The parade is held each year on the first Saturday of the show. More than 100,000 spectators line the streets of Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event.

An all-western parade means plenty of horses and wagons — but no motorized vehicles are allowed.

The first year a parade was added to the Stock Show event lineup was 1896. In 1909, the parade featured almost 40 Comanche and Kiowa braves led by Chief Quanah Parker.

This photo shows a horse-drawn surrey in the 1938 parade.

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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