Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Thursday on Camp Bowie/Fort Worth, Texas

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We are really going  back in time today with Coloradolady.  I recently saw these murals on a building depicting the history of a well known street in the city where I live, Fort Worth, Texas.. I found it so interesting and rather fascinating. If you go to, you definitely will find many Vintage Thingies.

Construction of Camp Bowie began as a camp about three miles West of downtown Fort Worth. It was established to give training to the Third-sixth Infantry Division This Division remained at Camp Bowie for ten months. At that time, they were sent to France. The camp continued to function as an infantry replacement and training center until August 15,1919.  It was closed, demobilized, and quickly converted to a residential area. Today, it is one of the busiest areas West of downtown Fort Worth.

Time definitely makes a difference in all things.  Back then and now is like daylight and dark.


George said...

Thank you for taking us on this travel through time. The development of the Camp Bowie area of Fort Worth is very interesting. I enjoyed your pictures.

Anonymous said...

Texas is just chock full of history, isn't it? I moved away, but think of it every summer when I see the temperature reaching 110. But life is good and people are friendly there. Thanks for the tour. I think it's soooooo cool that you blog.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi LV, my how times have changed. I love learning a bit of history. Thank goodness some things are preserved.

Lola said...

Hi again LV!

Many thanks for stopping by my blog!

Such interesting posts – this & the last one. (I passed through Fort Worth too - how it's changed!)

Have a great weekend!

Visiting from Rednesday

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi LV, I just loved your post about Camp Bowie. The history is so interesting and the photos were fun to see. Past history is always fun to learn and Texas is full of history. When we were in Texas this summer we enjoyed our visit so much.
Happy days to you LV.
Love, Jeanne

Donna said...

Really cool stuff!!!

Trisha said...

I love history...thanks for sharing!


racheld said...

Texas has such a rich history and sense of self---more than most states, I think. Sis is a Dyed In The Cotton G.R.I.T.S. Girl, but she's SO proud to be from Texas now. Amongst all the Southern memorabilia around her house, she has that little framed quote, " . . .I got here as soon as I could."

And I got a good giggle out of the 1896 sign.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such a charming mural LV, what fun it must be to see in person!

Happy VTT!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing your tour. Love learning new things about places I haven't been to yet. Love your photos!


Chenille Cottage said...

How I love the history of our great country! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, my sweet friend!
Blessings and Happy Rednesday!
Carolynn xo

NanE said...

I'm such a history buff and this was really interesting reading the history of your area! The pics were great too. I always feel a little sad when traveling and I see an old motel that you know was once a wonderful place to vacation and now sits there all boarded up. Have a great weekend, Nan

Life can be Lovely! said...

Hello LV,
your photos are fantastic!
I love town murals and these are some of the best I've seen.
It's a great way to remember the past.
I agree with you..things are a bit different these days!
Thank you for visiting me and leaving a kind comment :-)
Have a lovely day!

Unknown said...

Hi LV! Wonderful blog you have here :) thank you for visiting my blog ...and because of that, I've found yours! You are quite the lady and I'm so happy to be able to read your interesting posts. ~Alicia♥


Wao..another interesting post dear are always awesome my dear..keep sharing!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A wonderful historical post! I love the murals! What a great glimpse in time.

Blessings & Aloha!
(also not a big thing, but did you happen to notice on the "sign" of "By 1927-28" a missspelling? thier instead of their?) What awesome murals...makes me want to "jump" right into them :o)

Annesphamily said...

I enjoyed a nice history lesson today! The photos are great too!