The Stock Yards

The Stock Yards - Historic area in the beautiful Forth worth.. We had a chance to walk around this lovely area after the first day of Funky finds craft show

The story of the stockyards, from the official website:

For the drovers heading longhorn cattle up the Chisholm Trail to the rail heads, Fort Worth was the last major stop for rest and supplies. Beyond Fort Worth they would have to deal with crossing the Red River into Indian Territory. 
Photo taken by Erez Peled
Between 1866 and 1890 more than four million head of cattle were trailed through Fort Worth which was soon known as “Cowtown” and had its own disreputable entertainment district several blocks south of the Courthouse area that was known all over the West as “Hell’s Half Acre”.
Photo taken by Erez Peled
When the railroad finally arrived in 1876, Fort Worth became a major shipping point for livestock. This prompted plans in 1887 for the construction of the Union Stockyards about two and one half miles north of the Tarrant County Courthouse. It went into full operation about 1889Read more
Photo taken by Erez Peled
So, this is a great place to go and get a feel of "where the west begins".. you can watch a rodeo show, shop for anything cowboy or cowgirl, catch a live music show while having dinner, and get a feel of forth worth. 
Photo taken by Erez Peled
We set on the top floor of a restaurant and looked at the street, horses crossing and cowboy hats everywhere.. we could imagine what this street looked like when the stock yards were there just for business.. 
Today its mainly for fun, but well worth it! 

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