There is a historic district called the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, north of downtown. It spans 98 acres and is located generally throughout the district, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Various owners have operated a livestock market here since 1866.
These photos were taken by Steven Martin during the 1990s of the Fort Worth Stockyards and show concerts, rodeos, and more crowd-pleasing shows, such as guitar strumming, bull riding, trick roping. In the Fort Worth Stockyards, the long tradition of the cattle industry in Fort Worth is celebrated. This area consists mainly of entertainment and shopping venues that capitalize on the “Cowtown” image of Fort Worth. Home to the famous boot making company M.L. The Maverick Fine Western Wear and Saloon, located in the heart of the Stockyards, serves customers cold beer and a place to relax, just like in the days of the big cattle drives; as customers shop around the store.