With over 800,000 residents, Fort Worth is the North Central Plains' most populous city. Located in the far east of the Plains and west of Dallas, it was once a army base that overlooked the Trinity River. Now, it is a center of Western culture and festivals, giving it its motto: "Where the West begins."
Starting out as a stock shipping point in the Texas and Pacific Railway, it now boasts a rich military history, housing a U.S. Army base and a U.S. Air Force base. It includes a Paramount Theater, the only of its size in the West, and several museums. It is an excellent example of Western culture, with a history of cattle ranching, oil, and railroads.
Named after the waterfall along the Wichita River, it used to be the offices of several major oil companies. A historical cattle city, it is now known for the tiny narrow Newby-McMahon Building, also known as "the world's littlest skyscraper," which only stands at 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide.
Located halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is nicknamed the "Heart of Texas." It was the original home of the Waco tribe, and a suspension bridge built over the Brazos River in 1870 boosted the city immensely. It is also the birthplace of Dr Pepper soda and the location of the Texas Ranger Museum,