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    Willard Thomas Collection

    Summary: Donor gave the following items gathered for an exhibit he created for the 1895 Room in the Tarrant County Courthouse. The prints are concepts of buildings in Fort Worth, 1849-1853, by Fort Worth artist and historian William B. Potter.

    Prints

    • "Sunset," Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, 10 by 16.25 inches.
    • "Sunset," Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, 17.75 inches by 11.5 inches.
    • "Old Fort Worth U.S. Army Outpost on the Trinity," Company F, Second Dragoons and Company F, Eighth Infantry, 1849-1853.
    • "Ghost Riders," Second Dragoons, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, 17.75 by 12 inches.
    • "Blue Mound Vista from Old Fort Worth," 1849-1853, 22 by 15 inches.
    • "Fort Worth, 1849-1853," signed by William B. Potter, 1988
    Books
    • The Fort in Fort Worth, by Clay Perkins, M.D., Keller, Texas: Cross-Timbers Heritage Publishing Company, 2001.
    • The Medical Records of Fort Fort Worth, 1849-1853, from Federal Archives records and medical reports filed by post surgeons at Fort Worth. Front cover contains the title and two drawings by William B. Potter, published by Cross-Timbers Heritage Publishing Corporation.

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the age and complexity of the original material, some items may be composed of scanned images. If you need assistance accessing the content in one of the PDF documents on the Archives pages, please contact Archivist Dawn Youngblood at 817-884-3272.