Fort Worth Westerners

Corral, Westerners International

The Corral meets the third Tuesday each month at 7 PM online via Zoom for a one-hour history presentation.

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. Pay your dues online or by mailing us a check. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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.

Bob Saul
Fort Worth Westerners' Sheriff
(does what a president does)

Phillip Williams
Fort Worth Westerners' Representative
(works as the representative for contacts with other Corrals, Posses, and the Home Ranch.)

Richard Robinson
Fort Worth Westerners' Keeper of the Chips
(does what a treasurer does)

July 16, 2024
Doug Hocking

July 16, 2024: Doug Hocking, "Southwest Train Robberies: Hijacking the Tracks Along the Southern Corridor"

"Southwest Train Robberies: Hijacking the Tracks Along the Southern Corridor"

There were no less than 16 train robberies along the southern corridor between Yuma and El Paso. Almost all of them come back one way or another to Cochise County where the outlaws hid, came from, or were peace officers, sometimes both outlaw and peace officer. The tales are often amusing.

Meet Doug Hocking

Doug Hocking has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology, and historical archaeology. Raised on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, Doug retired from the US Army after serving in military intelligence and as an officer in armored cavalry. He is the author of many award-winning books of Southwest history including: Southwest Train Robberies; Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson and the Jicarilla Apache; Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise; and The Black Legend: George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars, about the Bascom Affair.

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