Fort Worth earned its nickname of “Cowtown” as one of the busiest crossing points for cattle trails to northern markets. Later, it became a market for cattle itself. At the Sid Richardson Museum, the paintings of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell are on display. For more than a century, their paintings have portrayed both the reality – and the romance – of the American West.
The mural on the side of the Jett Building in Sundance Square looks like a 3D sculpture – but it’s really a large, realist painting of two cowboys driving a herd of longhorn cattle. Historical markers are placed several places throughout downtown Fort Worth, commemorating the cattle drive era, including the Eastern Cattle Trail, Hell’s Half Acre, Thistle Hill, and a general history of Fort Worth – “Where the West Begins.”
Sid Richardson Museum