Currently, the Corral meets the third Tuesday monthly
(except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec)
at 7 PM online via Zoom.
Topics include local, Texas, and Western history.
Speakers are members, local historians, and university professors.
Visitors are welcome.
If you would like to visit and need the Zoom login information, please use the contact form to request it.
Corral annual membership dues of $20/single and $30/couple are based on the calendar year and include the annual dues payable to our parent organization, Westerners International. Checks are payable to Fort Worth Westerners Corral.
The Fort Worth Westerners Corral was founded in 1965 and is the oldest of the eight active Corrals in Texas. Like the Westerners International organization, membership is open to anyone interested in Western history.
Fort Worth Westerners' Sheriff
(does what a president does)
Fort Worth Westerners' Representative
(works as the representative for contacts with other Corrals, Posses, and the Home Ranch.)
Fort Worth Westerners' Keeper of the Chips
(does what a treasurer does)
In non-pandemic circumstances, the Corral meets the third Tuesday monthly
(except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec) at
Ol' South Pancake House
1509 S University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
6 pm Social Time / Dinner
(order from restaurant menu)
7 pm Program
Tom Ashmore will discuss the history of Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River which served the Butterfield Stage Line and the Goodnight–Loving Cattle Trail. Horsehead Crossing is a ford on the Pecos River in Pecos County, south of Odessa, Texas. Historically, it was a major landmark on the trail west as one of a few fordable sections of the Pecos in West Texas, and as the first reliable source of water for about 75 miles on the route from the east.
Meet Tom Ashmore
Tom Ashmore spent 21 years in the Air Force as a special intelligence analyst. After retiring as an analyst, he worked as a contractor teaching intelligence skills for the Air Force Intelligence School for 20 years at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. As a member of the Concho Valley and Iraan Archeological Societies, he headed up archeological investigations of Butterfield's Overland Mail's Johnson's Station in Irion County, Grape Creek Station in Coke County and Horsehead Crossing Station in Crane County. He also headed up investigations of Paint Rock 1800s Historic Camp Sites in Concho County, Tower Hill Military Lookout in Sterling County and ancient rock shelters in the Lower Pecos region of Texas. He completed a book in 2019 on his Butterfield Trail investigations, The Butterfield Trail Through the Concho Valley and West Texas. He is a member of the Iraan Archeological Society and Texas Archeological Society and has written numerous reports for the Southwest Federation of Archeological Societies.