Tag Archives: disaster

Fort Worth Mourns First Real Hero

The year was 1890 and the place was Fort Worth, a boom town of 23,000.  The former frontier outpost had never had a real disaster nor a bona fide hero until that tragic night.

This is the subject of my column for the week of Wednesday, June 5 thru Tuesday the 11th.  Check your local paper, which hopefully carries “This Week in Texas History,” to read the fascinating story of the Spring Palace fire.