Amon Carter: The Founder of Modern Fort Worth, 1930-1955

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From 1930 to 1955, Amon Carter, publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, exerted his power to create modern Fort Worth. Carter used his stature as the publisher of the city's major newspaper to build a modern city out of this livestock center. Between 1930 and 1955, Carter lobbied successfully for New Deal funds for Fort Worth, persuaded Consolidated Aircraft to build an airplane plant in the city, and convinced Burlington Railways to stay in the city. He also labored unsuccessfully to have the Trinity River Canal built and to secure a General Motors plant for Fort Worth. These efforts demonstrate that Carter was indeed the founder of modern Fort Worth.

Creator(s): Cervantez, Brian
Creation Date: May 2005
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2005
  • Digitized: February 6, 2008
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From 1930 to 1955, Amon Carter, publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, exerted his power to create modern Fort Worth. Carter used his stature as the publisher of the city's major newspaper to build a modern city out of this livestock center. Between 1930 and 1955, Carter lobbied successfully for New Deal funds for Fort Worth, persuaded Consolidated Aircraft to build an airplane plant in the city, and convinced Burlington Railways to stay in the city. He also labored unsuccessfully to have the Trinity River Canal built and to secure a General Motors plant for Fort Worth. These efforts demonstrate that Carter was indeed the founder of modern Fort Worth.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: History
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Keyword(s): Amon Carter | Fort Worth | Trinity River Canal | Consolidated Aircraft | New Deal
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  • OCLC: 62110787 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4784
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Cervantez, Brian
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