Can a Concrete Ditch Become an Urban River Playground?

Photographs of Fort Worth’s Trinity River Show a Transformed City Waterway


The Trinity River winds its way through the North Central and Coastal plains of Texas, threads through Fort Worth and Dallas, and skirts the Houston area before meeting the Gulf of Mexico.

Over the last 200 years, it’s served as everything from steamboat thoroughfare to pesticide dumping ground. More recently, it’s become a recreational haven. A new exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, “Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans,” explores the river’s latest incarnation and the ways it has become embedded in …

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