During the early 1900s, a large reservoir built to provide water for Fort Worth, Texas, also opened up opportunities for businesses to develop. Casino Beach, Casino Ballroom, and a large bathhouse became popular spots for thousands. A nearby village, with increasing population, soon had a small school, churches, and other establishments. With nearby Jacksboro Highway running from downtown Fort Worth past the beach area, gambling increased, as did gangster activity. After a long while, with much intervention, these unlawful situations became history. Legendary Locals of Lake Worth spotlights the founders of the small village and features individuals who impacted the area--many for the better, others for the worst. Some may never have received proper recognition until this book's acknowledgment of them.He also owned a horse, donkey, and buggy and gave many schoolchildren rides in the buggy, teaching some how to ride his horse, Pancho. ... Ford opened his first barbershop two miles northwest of Lake Worth. ... Ford died in 2012.
|Title||:||Legendary Locals of Lake Worth|
|Author||:||Lawana Mauldin and Joe McDaniel|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2014-09-22|