Arlington Heights, Fort Worth, Texas
Arlington Heights is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas.
A Denver, Colorado-originating promoter named H. B. Chamberlain bought 2,000 acres (810 ha) of land from a Chicago financier named Tom Hurley and Robert McCart. He attempted to develop Arlington Heights, but a hotel he built, Ye Arlington Inn, burned in 1894 and he died in a bicycle accident in London. Arlington Heights was developed after the United States moved military personnel in the surrounding area in World War I.
Joyce E. Williams, a sociologist who wrote Black Community Control: A Study of Transition in a Texas Ghetto, wrote that almost all of the Lake Como women worked in Arlington Heights. Those women referred to it as "Little California", a reference to a fantasy idea of the state of California.
- George, Juliet. Fort Worth's Arlington Heights (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, 2010. ISBN 0738578932, 9780738578934.
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