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|Castillo said she would also not be bothered by a statue of a steer, because Fort Worth is nicknamed "Cowtown," but that a "cat-type animal brings more sinister symbolism."
The image of a sleeping panther has long been a part of Fort Worth history, beginning in the late 1800s, when a Dallas attorney, after a visit to Cowtown, reportedly claimed that "things were so quiet, he had seen a panther asleep on Main Street."
Such stories, whether true or false, later provoked city police officers to wear a patch of the dozing cat on their uniforms. And it was the reason a concert and dance hall off East Lancaster, now demolished, was renowned as much for its name _ Panther Hall _ as it was for the stars who performed there.
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