The early days of the cattle industry that gave Fort Worth its enduring nickname, the promotional genius of Amon Carter, the 1936 Frontier Centennial and the birth of Texas Swing are just a few of the topics covered in this nostalgic and historically fascinating special. The program explores how oil, aviation, railroads, commerce, the media, an ethnically and culturally diverse populace – and, of course, cattle – helped to shape a growing city. Through vintage photographs, film clips and the recollections of those who were there, the special weaves a Texas tapestry as colorful as it is complex.
“Cowtown Memories” was produced by KERA.
Production Credits: Producer, Andrea Boardman; Executive Producer, Yolette Garcia; Narrator, Fort Worth rhythm and blues singer Delbert McClinton.