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One quick dip into a box of 1877 criminal court records from Fort Worth
dredged up an assortment of aggravated assaults, a hog theft, gambling
infractions and seven "disorderly house" cases.
But dirty dishes and dust bunnies weren't the reason men and women were
fined $100 to $225; they were keeping house for "the purpose of public
prostitution and a common resort for prostitutes."
Those documents are among the 8 million or so pages of sometimes unexplored
historic gems that are stored in the Tarrant County Archives, a
9,000-square-foot repository of everything from Elvis Presley's signature
to a teacher's frontier journal and school kids' dioramas to more than 500
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