Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Dallas – Fort Worth And They’re Incredible

Dallas and Fort Worth both have a Wild West past filled with entrepreneurs, developers, gunslingers, ranchers, and settlers looking to make Texas their home. Dallas was founded in 1841 as just another small town on the Western Frontier. Due some ingenious sneakiness by some forefathers, the railroad was tricked into coming through the town, ensuring Dallas’ future as a commercial center.

Fort Worth on the other hand, received its name in 1849 in honor of Army General William Jenkins Worth, who set up forts to mark and protect the west Texas frontier. Together, Dallas – Fort Worth became the population powerhouse typically referred to as the Metroplex. Lucky for us, many historical photos and postcards of the early days have been saved to be treasured. Take a look:

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