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    Willard Thomas Collection

    Summary: Donor gave the following items gathered for an exhibit he created for the 1895 Room in the Tarrant County Courthouse. The prints are concepts of buildings in Fort Worth, 1849-1853, by Fort Worth artist and historian William B. Potter.

    Prints

    • "Sunset," Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 10 by 16.25 inches
    • "Sunset," Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 17.75 inches by 11.5 inches
    • "Old Fort Worth U.S. Army Outpost on the Trinity," Company F, Second Dragoons and Company F, Eighth Infantry, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 1992
    • "Ghost Riders," Second Dragoons, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 17.75 by 12 inches
    • "Blue Mound Vista from Old Fort Worth," 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 22 by 15 inches
    • "Fort Worth, 1849-1853," signed by artist, William B. Potter, 40 by 29 inches 1988
    • "Old Fort Worth juxtaposed with modern skyline," William B. Potter, 44 by 35 inches, 1990
    • "Old Fort Worth U.S. Army Outpost on the Trinity," 1849-1853, William B. Potter, 11.25 by 17.5 inches, 1992
    • "Sick Call, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853," William B. Potter, 11.25 by 17.5 inches, 1991
    Books
    • The Fort in Fort Worth, by Clay Perkins, M.D., Keller, Texas: Cross-Timbers Heritage Publishing Company, 2001
    Subject Files
    • Excerpts from "Biographical Register of Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point," by Brevet Major General George W. Cullum, undated
    • Excerpts from "Pioneer Rest Cemetery," biographical sketches on Alphonso Freeman and Abraham Harris, published by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society, 2001
    • Pamphlet: "Let's Make Sure 'They Will Never be Lost Again'," Willard Thomas, circa 2000
    • "West Point Officers at Fort Worth," by Seldon Graham, Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) West Point Class of 1951
    • Remarks on the "Register of Graduates" from West Point who were at the Fort in Fort Worth, 2001

    Sunset, Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, undated 

    Pictured: Sunset, Where the West Begins, Old Fort Worth, 1849-1853, William B. Potter, undated

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