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PANTHER CITY ROARS AGAIN

By JAN JARVIS |

When Will Rogers said “Fort Worth is where the West begins, Dallas is where the East peters out,” he summarized a rivalry that has haunted the two cities for decades. With the opening of 150 years of Fort Worth, a permanent exhibit presented by the Museum of Science and History, the city’s Western roots resurface for all who ever doubted Fort Worth’s cowboy heritage. The exhibit, housed in a turn-of-the-century fire station at Commerce and Second streets, touches the turning points of the city, according to Dr. Pat Norris, curator of history for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. More than 200 artifacts and items-from Indian headdresses to Tandy computers-tell the story of Fort Worth. History rarely found in textbooks is glimpsed through letters, memoirs and newspaper clippings. In concept, this tale of cowboys and Indians was meant to be heard by local ears as well as visitors. Through the center, newcomers can learn why the city was nicknamed Panther City while old-timers become reac-quainted with Amon Carter.

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