Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns
Activity here increased considerably in 1914, at the outbreak of World War I. Horses and mules were needed in great supply by European armies, and agents were sent in droves to Fort Worth to buy stock, spending an $11 million. During that time, Fort Worth was designated the largest horse and mule market in the world.
The wide space between the buildings has over the years spawned the nickname "Mule Alley". In recent years the barns have been used for various cultural activities and annual events.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.
Erected 1986. (Marker Number 2035.)
Location. 32° 47.309′ N, 97° 20.809′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on E. Exchange Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 E. Exchange Street, Fort Worth TX 76164, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quanah Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Quarter Horse Shows (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Coliseum (about 400 feet away); The First Bulldogger (about 400 feet away); Thomas B. Saunders Family (about 500 feet away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Entrance (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Categories. • Animals • Industry & Commerce • War, World I •
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