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Crestline Area in Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp Bowie Boulevard

 
 
Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 19, 2020
1. Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker
Inscription.  

In 1917-18, this roadway was the main artery through Camp Bowie, a World War I training center. Narrow strips of asphalt paving flanked streetcar tracks that ran the length of the avenue, then called Arlington Heights Boulevard. After the war, business and residential development spread into this area. In 1919 the street was renamed Camp Bowie Boulevard. In 1927-28, like many of the major thoroughfares in Ft. Worth, it was paved with durable Thurber bricks. Today this street is a reminder of Ft. Worth's heritage and a source of pride to area residents.
(1979)
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 650.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 32° 44.626′ N, 97° 22.795′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. It is in the Crestline Area. Marker is on Camp Bowie Boulevard near Thomas Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4100 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Herman O'Brien, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Camp Bowie in World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Heights Lodge No. 1184, A.F. and A.M (approx. half a mile away); Midnight (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairview (approx. 0.8 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Smith-Burnett Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); WWI Camp Bowie Base (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
2. Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker
Park with two Camp Bowie markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
3. Park with two Camp Bowie markers.
Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 19, 2020
4. Camp Bowie Boulevard Marker
Camp Bowie Boulevard is paved with bricks. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
5. Camp Bowie Boulevard is paved with bricks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,856 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   4. submitted on April 19, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.   5. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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