Legendary Locals of Lake Worth

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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.
ISBN: 9781467101585
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 167
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Coauthor Lawana Mauldin, a retired teacher and freelance writer, wrote the book Lake Worth. She lives in Fort Worth and enjoys her family, friends, reading, and writing. Coauthor Joe McDaniel, also a freelance writer, is a 15-year employee of the Fort Worth Police Department. He wrote several popular articles about Lake Worth for a local newspaper. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Lake Worth, where he is president of the historical society.
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