We paid a visit to the stockyards of Ft. Worth. We went over there April 1st in the morning, had a little shopping spree, some lunch and enjoyed the dose of history of the area. The stockyards are no longer used, many of the buildings have been turned into shops and restaurants. Several times a day they reenact a cattle drive. About 10 horse back riders “drive” about 20 long horned cattle down the road. Kids love it!
The Cattle Drive, "Git em up, you little doggies".
Isn't that what they used to say in the movies??
These stockyards have brick floors. The entire area had brick
on the floors, streets, everything was brick. *
April 2, 2004
Fort Worth Dallas area to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Basically an uneventful drive, missed a turn due to construction and poorly marked signs. Was not even a problem, as there was an alternative route, so we drove equal amount of miles via the second route. Got to our campground to find that the good ole Verizon does not work so hot here. They do not have total digital coverage here, which means simply, NO INTERNET via the cell phone here.
We set up, I prepare a to do list for research at the Oklahoma Historical Society.
*Some of you may recognize the photo, it is the one found on my web page, and for both of my blogs, Reflections From the Fence and Beyond Reflections From the Fence.