Wellge’s Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas (1891)


Birdseye map of Fort Worth by Wellge – 1891

US40 #4 DALLAS/FT WORTH, TEXAS (Birdseye Map, 1891, Wellge)
Birdseye map of Fort Worth by Wellge – 1891 image detail
Date: 1891
Author: H. Wellge
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Here are a couple of maps of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas [gmap].

I make it a point not to insult people's 'hoods on here, because I know that most places are deeply loved and cared for by the people who live in them -- and rightfully so. Pride in one's city is something I always recognize and admire.

That said: I, personally, have never figured out D/FW. I need a guide or something next time I go there, because my many trips there have been sort of harrowing in a monotonous, driving-around-lost, where-the-hell-is-everything sort of way. I'm not gonna put that on the city, though... could easily be my approach.

As an outsider, I've met a lot of people who say they're from Dallas, but I can only remember one guy who reps Fort Worth. I thought that was cool. Guy's name is James and I see him at film festivals a bunch. Don't know the guy well at all, but he seems like a straight-shooter.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Dallas/Fort Worth's history, check out the Texas Historical Commission's website.



Birdseye map of Fort Worth by Wellge – 1891 wide thumbnail image