Thistle Hill Cookbook   Forth Worth Texas - image 1 of 11

"Thistle Hill" cookbook, published by Global Group, no print date. I believe this book is a souvenir or fund raising cookbook. It is rare and hard to find.

The cookbook has old fashioned comfort food recipes. It contains recipes for appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, bread, rolls, desserts, and miscellaneous.

Thistle Hill is the most impressive surviving mansions of the "Cattle Baron" era.

A little bit of history:

It is said that W. T. Waggoner, one of the wealthiest of the Fort Worth, Cattle Barons, paid $38,000 for the construction of an 11,000 square foot "honeymoon cottage" to keep his only daughter, Electra, close to home. Electra married Albert Buckman Whaton in 1902. Mr. Wharton bought the land at the head of Summit and Pennsylvania in the midst of the most fashionable residential district known as "Quality Hill." The 'honeymoon cottage" was known as Thistle Hill. The Whatons acquired a reputation for their opulent lifestyle and lavish entertainment, which continued after they moved to their new home on the ranch in Vernon.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Scott, long time acquaintances of the Waggoners, purchased Thistle Hill in March 1911, for $90,00. This was the largest amount ever paid for a home in Fort Worth. Since it was to be a permanent home for the Scotts, they embarked on a lengthy remodeling of the mansion and grounds for another $85,000. However, before the remodeling was completed, Mr. Scott died in October, 1911.

Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons Scott and her son., Winfied Jr. moved into the mansion in 1912. During her 26-year residency at Thistle Hill, she added formal gardens, a tea house, and pergola to the grounds. Elegance and formality eloquently described Mrs. Scott's residency at Thistle Hill.

During the two year after her death in Sep. 1938, Winfield Jr. auctioned off the furnishings of the house. He eventually sold the property to the Girls Service League for 17,500.

It is now the "Thistle Hill House Museum."

119 page spiral bound cookbook in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing.


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