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Fort Worth is in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. With a population of approximately 741,000 it is Texas' 5th largest city. It is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, which has a population exceeding 5.7 million. Sometimes referred to as Cowtown, it is by far closer to its cowboy roots than neighboring Dallas.

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  1. Frank and Jesse James were so fond of a chili parlor in Fort Worth that they chose not to shoot and loot the town.
  2. Fort Worth was named after Texas army commander Major General Williams Jenkins Worth.
  3. Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of the popular TV reality show American Idol, was born in Fort Worth.
  4. Fort Worth contains over 1,000 natural gas wells.

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