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Paranormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth

Tui Snider

If you like ghost stories about real haunted houses and the supernatural, check out Paranormal Texas. Not only does Tui Snider share haunted history behind the ghost stories and paranormal activity in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, but she gives directions to haunted houses, businesses, and other supernatural hot spots you can visit in person, such as the:

*Serial Killer's Grave where EVP's & Anomalous Photos are Common *Amusement Park where a Little Girl Haunts the Candy Store *Country Graveyard with a Mysteriously Glowing Tombstone *Hotel so Haunted that a University Teaches Parapsychology there *Elevator that Opens By Itself when Pretty Women Walk By *Historic Cemetery where People get EVP's & Orbs in Broad Daylight *Ghost Town with an Operatic Apparition & a Haunted Restaurant *B&B with a Gentlemanly Ghost who seems Protective of Women *Theater that Kept its Resident Ghost in Mind when Remodeling *Historic Town Squares where nearly Every Shop has a Ghost

John F. Kennedy Sites in Dallas-Fort Worth (Images of America)

Mark Doty

November 22, 1963, is a date that will forever live in the minds and hearts of those who were witness to or touched by the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Surprisingly, the majority of sites associated with events surrounding that day still stand along the streets and in the neighborhoods of the greater Dallas–Fort Worth region. From Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas to the Texas Theater and the Old Municipal Building in Dallas, John F. Kennedy Sites in Dallas–Fort Worth explores and documents the buildings, neighborhoods, and places with a direct connection to the assassination and its figures, both major and minor, in one of the darkest chapters in American and Texan history.

Moon Dallas & Fort Worth (Travel Guide)

Emily Toman

Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!Whether you're looking for honky-tonks or chicken-fried steak, find out what sets "DFW" apart with Moon Dallas & Fort Worth. Inside you'll find:Strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, whether you're in Dallas for a weekend or spending more time exploring the regionActivities and unique ideas: Catch a show at the House of Blues, learn how to line dance, or risk a ride on a mechanical bull. Tour landmarks of both cities' infamous outlaw history, or grab a bite from one of Dallas's many food trucks after strolling the Nasher Sculpture Center. Escape the heat with a dip in Lake Texoma or a kayak trip down the Trinity River, and find the best margaritas, dancing, and famed Texas steak for a night on the townHonest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car or public transportation Local insight from born-and-bred Dallas expert Emily TomanFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps for navigating independentlyDetailed and thorough information, including background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacularWith Moon Dallas & Fort Worth's practical tips, myriad activities, and expert advice on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country, or Moon Texas.

Rails Around Fort Worth (Images of Rail)

Ian Taylor

Railways played a central role in the development of the American West. The railroad came to Fort Worth in 1876, and with it came the boom that transformed a city into a metropolis. From the arrival of the Texas & Pacific Railroad to the streamliners of the postwar era, Fort Worth has always seen the railroad as a vital part of its character. From transcontinental locomotives to the construction of elegant architectural landmarks and to small but convenient interurban passenger lines, railroad history is central to Fort Worth’s development. This is the story of a city’s love affair with technology, transportation, and industry. Through its connection to an emerging country via the railroad, the young frontier town of Fort Worth came to offer as much to the nation’s development as it benefited from it.

A Walking Tour of Fort Worth, Texas (Look Up, America!)

Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.There was a never a fort in Fort Worth and the town’s namesake never had anything to do with the place either. William Jenkins Worth was a veteran of the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War who was placed in command of the Department of Texas in 1849. Worth died of cholera shortly after arriving in San Antonio and less than a month later the camp established at the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River, near present day Houston and Belknap streets, was named in his honor. The outpost was intended to check Indian activity in North Texas and was officially designated Fort Worth on November 14, 1849. When that activity shifted westward the U.S. Army followed and the camp was abandoned by 1853. Settlers moved into the remnants of the post and set about building a town.The Civil War and economic hard times stifled the early growth of the settlement although pioneer residents managed to wrangle possession of the county government in its early days. So many people moved away in the early 1870s that an article appeared in the Dallas newspaper describing Fort Worth as so moribund that a panther was observed to be asleep in front of the courthouse. Rather than take offense the townsfolk adopted the panther as its mascot.But it was not a panther but another animal that came to define Fort Worth - the cow. The railroad pulled into town in 1876 and Fort Worth became the Southwest’s westernmost railhead for shipping cattle. Cowboys flooded into the booming town and “Cowtown” became renowned for its lawlessness, especially in the part of town packed with saloons and dance halls known as Hell’s Half-Acre, although chroniclers of the crime-plagued town estimated the area as more like two and one-half acres.Fort Worth was mostly settled down by 1893 when Louville Niles established the Fort Worth Stockyards Company and the country’s two biggest meatpackers, Swift and Armour, set up shop in town. The stockyards spread across more than 250 acres of Fort Worth, larger than anything south of St. Louis. Population soared from about 25,000 in 1890 to over 160,000 by 1930.It was during this growth period that the face of Fort Worth began taking shape. Almost every important building in town in the early 1900s was designed by the architectural shop of Marcus Sanguinet, Carl Staats and Wyatt Hedrick, who joined the firm in the later years of this period. Fort Worth has done an admirable job of retaining these heritage structures which stand a century later as a portfolio of the architects.Our exploration of the Fort Worth streetscape will track down these skyscrapers but first we will begin where modern architectural masters have left their imprint on the city...

Day Trips® from Dallas & Fort Worth: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

Sandra Dr Ramani

Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Dallas & Fort Worth. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Dallas metro area. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Dallas & Fort Worth helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

City Maps Fort Worth Texas, USA

James McFee

City Maps Fort Worth Texas, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Fort Worth adventure :)

Unexpected Texas: Your guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth

Tui Snider

You can't make this stuff up. Actually you can... But here in Texas, you don't have to! Not only does Tui Snider explain the stories behind these offbeat & overlooked sites, but she also gives directions to a bunch of quirky Texas places, including the: * Gravesite of an Alleged Space Alien * Courthouse Displaying a Dead Lizard * Statue of Jesus Wearing Cowboy Boots * Rope used to Lynch "Santa Claus" * Building Made Entirely of Salt * Wax Replica of Da Vinci’s Last Supper * 65 foot tall Eiffel Tower Replica * Petrified Wood Motel & Cafe * World's Smallest Skyscraper * Only Michelangelo Painting in America ... and much more!

Food Lovers' Guide to® Dallas & Fort Worth: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

June Naylor

The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

 

The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including:

 

• Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries

• Farmers markets and farm stands

• Specialty food shops, markets and products

• Food festivals and culinary events

• Places to pick your own produce

• Recipes from top local chefs

• The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

 

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas/Fort Worth: Includes Tarrant, Collin, and Denton Counties

Joanie Sánchez

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Dallas / Fort Worth covers the best trails the metroplex has to offer, including popular trails as well as lesser-known paths no guidebook has covered before. This is the essential guide you’ll need for hiking in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Choose a trek alongside ancient dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, or follow fresh prints of live coyote and white-tailed deer at Lake Mineral Wells. Explore remnants of Texas’ disappearing blackland prairie, or wander amongst the dense hardwood forests of the riparian wetlands. A hike for every mood, you can pick a quiet hike to a secluded pecan grove or an upbeat populated hike to a State Champion Oak Tree – or maybe you just want to feel like a pioneer as you hike through the wilderness of the LBJ National Grasslands. Hikes include treks through open prairies, rolling hillsides, lakeside beaches, and other treasures all found just a daytrip or less from the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.

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