22 Facts About Fort Worth

1. Fort Worth is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its eight sister cities.

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2. In 2010, Fort Worth won a $25 million Federal Urban Circulator grant to build a streetcar system.

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3. Fort Worth is served by four interstates and three US highways.

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4. The city of Fort Worth has a lower than average percentage of households without a car.

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5. The name Fort Worth Press was resurrected briefly in a new Fort Worth Press paper operated by then-former publisher Bill McAda and briefer still by William Dean Singleton, then-owner of the weekly Azle News, now owner of the Media Central news group.

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6. Fort Worth Press was a daily newspaper, published weekday afternoons and on Sundays from 1921 until 1975.

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7. Fort Worth is home to one of the two locations of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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8. Fort Worth is home to the NCAA football Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, as well as two minor-league professional sports teams.

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9. Fort Worth has a total of 263 parks with 179 of those being neighborhood parks.

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10. At its inception, Fort Worth relied on cattle drives that traveled the Chisholm Trail.

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11. Fort Worth has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification system and is within USDA hardiness zone 8a.

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12. City of Fort Worth contains over 1000 natural gas wells tapping the Barnett Shale.

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13. Fort Worth is located in North Texas, and has a generally humid subtropical climate.

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14. Fort Worth was the fastest-growing large city in the United States from 2000 to 2006 and was voted one of "America's Most Livable Communities.

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15. Fort Worth was acquitted, but his continued attacks on the Acre accomplished little until 1917.

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16. Fort Worth often tended bar at the Cattlemen's Exchange saloon in the "uptown" part of the city.

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17. Fort Worth had a knack for separating cattlemen from their money.

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18. The City of Fort Worth continues to be known as "where the West begins.

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19. Fort Worth became the westernmost railhead and a transit point for cattle shipment.

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20. Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums designed by internationally known contemporary architects.

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21. Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.

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22. Fort Worth is the 15th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas.

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