Amon G. Carter
Fort Worth was a sleepy little town, so quiet that its downtown was said to have once been home to a slumbering panther, destined to be little more than a sidekick to the bigger Dallas to the east. Then Amon G. Carter came to town.
He was barely a man in 1906, but young Mr. Carter had already impressed executives in San Francisco and Chicago as an advertising whiz kid, capable of recognizing a great product and knowing how to sell it. Boy, were they right.