• Departments
  • Commissioners Court
  • Elected Officials
  • Courts
  • Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Constables
  • Employment Doing Business Our Community How Do i...
  • Apply For
  • Search For
  • Access
  • Pay
  • Register For
  • View
  • OpenBooks

    Vivian B. Cloyd Collection

    Summary: Vivian Blackwell Cloyd donated several family items, including a drawing, photograph, ticket and receipt. The drawing is an original by artist Pattie East, who taught art in the Fort Worth schools for about 50 years. For many years she lived at 2208 N. Edgewood Terrace in the Meadowbrook area. She was the widow of Norman H. East. This drawing was found in the estate of one of her students, Vick Ball, who died in 1989; his niece is the donor. It is estimated by the donor that the drawing was done in the late 1920s, coinciding with the time Mr. Ball was the artist's student.

    In a later conversation, Mrs. Cloyd remembered her uncle would go on sketching trips with Mrs. East. She believes he had some private lessons from her, in addition to being her student at Polytechnic High School. She said Victor Ball became the head hog buyer at Swift and Co. in the Fort Worth Stockyards, but he continued to paint. She believes there are some of his paintings at TCU of bluebonnets.

    Other items belonged to the donor's father, Roy Blackwell, who was service manager for Sanford Webb Motor Company of Fort Worth. For several years, Blackwell drove old cars in the Stock Show parade.


    • Old water fountain erected 1892, pencil drawing by Pattie R. East, depicting the Horse Fountain on the southeast corner of the Tarrant County Courthouse Square, circa 1920s (image shown)
    • Ticket for Will Rogers Memorial Race Meet, Arlington Downs, November 21, 1935
    • Receipt for R. A. Blackwell for $1.00 to be put in Will Rogers Memorial Fund, stamped by Sanford Webb Motor Company, November 30, 1935
    • Group of Native Americans, supposedly including Quanah Parker's son, standing and sitting around three cars parked by Fort Worth Elks Club, 500 West 7th (corner of Lamar), circa 1920s  



    Pattie East drawing of Horse Fountain

    Pictured: Pencil drawing of the Horse Fountain on the Tarrant County Courthouse Square, circa 1920s


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

    Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.

    This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.

    County Seal

    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196