Fort Worth - the most typically Texan of all Texas cities - began as a tiny outpost on a lonely frontier. Today, this metropolitan area of nearly 800,000 people blends its cattle and oil heritage seamlessly with an ever-growing, diverse array of new businesses and industries.
Fort Worth was established through the efforts, the courage and the sacrifices of countless men and women; and the story, even in barest outline, is an American saga.
More than 150 years of history have shaped Cowtown. Ranked the nation's fastest growing city with more than 500,000 population - the 17th largest city in the country - and one of America's Most Livable Communities of the decade, Fort Worth has endured economic changes and retained its Western heritage as it continues to prosper.