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    Arvin William Turner Collection

    Summary: Arvin William (Bill) Turner was a Fort Worth scholar with a particular interest in the city's namesake, Major General William Jenkins Worth. He played an active role in renaming Main Street Plaza General Worth Square. The collection reflects his dedication to ensuring that the legacy of General Worth lives on in the town that adopted his name.
     
    Photographs:
    •    General Worth Square Historical Marker Dedication, three copies of varying sizes, 1989
    •    Photograph of portrait of General Worth, four copies, 8 by 10 inches, n.d. (image shown)
    •    Unveiling of painting of General Worth on loan from Hudson Hotel, New York for Fort Worth's centennial celebration, 8 by10 inches, 1949. Pictured: Robert Windfohr, Amon Carter, Web Maddox, and Sid Richardson
    •    18 images showing Bill Turner, Ruby Schmidt, Mrs. Charles Peters, and Chris Peters with General Worth memorabilia, including his uniform, field desk, and portraits
    •    Two images at the General Worth monument in New York City with Bill Turner and Castleberry High School Choir, 1987
    •    Texas Historical Commission marker dedication at General Worth Square, 1989
     
    Video Cassette:
    •    General Worth's Birthday at General Worth Square and T.V. New Front and End, 1981, 1989

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