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Ft Worth Stockyards and Skyline (2007) by Ryan Vojir

The Fort Worth Stockyards is a National Historic District located in Fort Worth, Texas north of the central business district. The stockyards are a former livestock market which operated under various owners from 1866 [1]



The arrival of railroads in 1876 made the area a very important livestock center. Fort Worth remained an important part of the cattle industry until the 1960s.


Entrance to Fort Worth Stockyards, 1999
Fort Worth Stockyards
Photograph of Geronimo with rifle at Stockyards Museum
Riscky's Barbeque and a separate Riscky's Steakhouse are located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The Fort Worth Stockyards now celebrates Fort Worth's long tradition as a part of the cattle industry and was designated as a historical district in 1976. Many bars and nightclubs (including Billy Bob's Texas) are located in the vicinity, and the area has a Western motif. There is also an opry and a rodeo. The Fort Worth Stockyards are the last standing stockyards in the United States. Some Fort Worth volunteers still run the cattle drives today. They do it so that people can see what it was like in the 1800s.

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Coordinates: 32°47′20″N 97°20′48″W / 32.78889°N 97.34667°W / 32.78889; -97.34667


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