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J'Nell L. Pate

J'NELL L. PATE is retired from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, where she taught history and government. She is the author of nine other books, including Livestock Legacy: The Fort Worth Stockyards, 1887–1987 (Texas A&M University Press) and North of the River: A Brief History of North Fort Worth (TCU Press). Pate has written a column on western history for her hometown newspaper, The Azle News, each week since 1968.

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Named after Mexican War general William Jenkins Worth, Fort Worth began as a military post in 1849. More than a century and a half later, the...