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Fort Worth in 1876

Artist D. D. Morse arrived at a propitious moment in the history of Fort Worth. In April 1876, when he drew this classic bird’s-eye view from the northwest, the village, buffeted by the effects of the Civil War and economic depression, was struggling for its very existence. Established in 1849 as one of a series of military posts in the frontier defense system, the settlement had suffered the abandonment… [More]

Bird's-eye view of Fort Worth in 1876

McKinney in 1876

As with many other city views, the new courthouse and the railroad are the dominant features of D. D. Morse’s view of McKinney. The Houston and Texas Central Railway had arrived in October 1872, transforming the Collin County economy, and the new courthouse opened with a grand ball on January 1, 1876.

Morse might have made as many as ten bird’s-eye views before he arrived in Texas in 1876, but… [More]

Bird's-eye view of McKinney in 1876