How did the rowdy Western frontier town of Fort Worth become Panther City?

The legend, eyewitness accounts, and the available facts behind the Sleeping Panther are recounted by noted Fort Worth historian and raconteur, the late C. M. 'Dink' Starns.

With illustrations by Deran Wright.

The late great Dink Starns was a charismatic figure who arose from the muck of the Forth Worth Stockyards to become a sophisticated world traveler, a self-professed raconteur, and backroom advisor to the powerful. Once when described as 'legendary', one wag commented, "He ain't legendary... he's mythological!" A polymath of many interests, he claimed to have 213 hobbies, only one of which was Fort Worth History.

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