Art: Museum of Yippee-Yi-Yo

Amon G. Carter of Fort Worth was born too late to be a pioneer, but he more than made up for this slip-up on the part of fate. Starting out as a boardinghouse dishwasher at twelve, he ended up as the publisher of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, a multimillionaire in oil, and, by the time he died in 1955, the man most responsible for turning Fort Worth into the city it is. There was so much to Carter's rambunctious, blustering, big-hearted career that one aspect of it tended to be overshadowed: Carter was an art collector with a special passion.

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