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Fort Worth Zoological Park

 
 
Fort Worth Zoological Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
1. Fort Worth Zoological Park Marker
Inscription. The oldest continuous Zoo site in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoological Park has provided its visitors with many recreational and educational opportunities since 1909. The first Zoo in Fort Worth was a small menagerie then located in an old City Park and operated by the newly established Park Board. After a 1909 flood destroyed the animal collection, George Vinnedge, the city's first Park Superintendent, chose this site for a new Zoo. Over the years, the Zoo has experience a steady growth in facilities and additions to its collection, largely due to community support and concern.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 43.404′ N, 97° 21.388′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Colonial Parkway and Flamingo Drive. Touch for map. Mounted on a stone to right as you walk toward the Zoo entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth TX 76119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westbrook Estate (approx. mile away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grammer-Pierce House
Marker on far right of Zoo entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
2. Marker on far right of Zoo entrance.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 1.5 miles away); Midnight (approx. 1.6 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eddleman-McFarland House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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