Will Rogers Coliseum

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Overview
Few buildings in Fort Worth are more iconic than the Will Rogers Coliseum and Auditorium. Built in 1936 as a part of the Texas Centennial celebrations, it stands as a tribute to the spirit of patriotism and pride with which it was constructed and to the optimism that it represented. The list of events that have been held at this venue includes World War II bond drives, Golden Gloves boxing competitions, the symphony, the opera, rock concerts, high school graduations, the Ice Capades, evangelical gatherings, and, of course, the Fort Worth Stock Show. As each decade passes, new demands challenge the role the complex may serve in the future. It is hoped that this book will contribute in some small way to the preservation of this amazing structure.
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ISBN: 9780738585482
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Debbie Liles is finishing her PhD at the University of North Texas. Her fields of research include Texas and local history, which explains her passion in the preservation of Will Rogers Coliseum and Auditorium. The best available photographs were selected from the archives at the University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Stock Show Archives, and the Fort Worth Public Library and from a number of generous individuals who shared their collections for the project.
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