Fort Worth is basically a large city in North central Texas. In the early part of the 19th century,Fort Worth was an important crossing point for cowboys on the Chisholm trail. It eventually became a major commercial center for cattle,horses,hogs and other livestock. Now,it is a thriving,cosmopolitan city,with museums,international art galleries and rodeos.
The Fort Worth Stockyards houses rodeo,as well as cattle shows. The National Cowgirl Museum features artifacts from the past that tell us about cowgirl life. The Fort Worth State History Museum features an exhibit dedicated to the state of Texas and all its contributions to the world. The museum is housed in an historic house that was once the headquarters of the railroad and a place where President Abraham Lincoln grew up. The museum displays memorabilia from the presidency of Lincoln,including pictures and letters that he wrote to his wife. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame displays the trophies won by the country’s top cowboys and cowgirls.
For many years,Fort Worth was the headquarters of the Texas Rangers. The first law enforcement agency in the state,it continues to fight crime against criminals and terrorists. In fact,Fort Worth has been a favorite target of terrorists and criminals since the 1980s. It is a popular tourist destination. You can visit Fort Worth to experience all of the city has to offer.