“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955)

Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) Marker
Inscription. From his arrival in Fort Worth in 1905 until his death, Amon Carter was the city’s most vigorous booster and champion. At his death, it was said that more than half of the city’s workers were employed by businesses Carter helped establish. As the owner and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Carter tirelessly promoted Fort Worth and West Texas and was responsible for the paper’s masthead, “Where the West begins.”

Through his national influence, Carter brought World War I and II military bases and manufacturing plants to Fort Worth. In 1922 he established WBAP, Fort Worth’s first radio station with studios in the Blackstone Hotel. In 1948, Carter started Texas’ first TV station, WBAP Channel 5.

The Amon Carter Museum, one of the nation’s premiere art museums, features his collection of Remington and Russell, as well as other American art.
Erected 2006 by Heritage Trails and Amon G. Carter Foundation. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 32° 45.217′ N, 97° 19.827′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Main Street north of East 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Main St, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) Marker
The marker is near the bakery within the Blackstone Hotel.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wild Bunch (a few steps from this marker); Blackstone Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Flying Machines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opera Houses & Theaters (about 400 feet away); Land Title Building (about 500 feet away); Grand Hotels (about 500 feet away); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (about 600 feet away); First Christian Church of Fort Worth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Also see . . .  Fort Worth Heritage Trails. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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