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Morris and Conn Buildings

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Morris and Conn Buildings Marker
Inscription. Originally the notorious Wild West watering hole known as the “White Elephant Saloon”. Long-Hair Jim Courtwright who had been both Federal and City Marshall here was shot and killed by Gambler - King Luke Short, February 8, 1887 at the doorway to Miss Ella Blackwell's Shooting Gallery just north of the White Elephant Saloon. Some said Short was faster than the usually quick-draw Courtwright. Police reported a jammed cylinder on Courtwright's pistol.
 
Erected by Sundance Square.
 
Location. 32° 45.326′ N, 97° 19.917′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Main Street south of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza Hotel Building (a few steps from this marker); Gamblers & Gunfights (a few steps from this marker); Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Stage Leaves From Here" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Hotels
Morris and Conn Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Morris and Conn Buildings Marker
(about 300 feet away); Opera Houses & Theaters (about 400 feet away); Land Title Building (about 500 feet away); Blackstone Hotel (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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