November 13, 2000
This factory has had several names over the years: Conveyor, General Dynamics and now Lockheed Martin. Built 'way out in the country' to build airplanes during World War II, the city of Fort Worth has grown up to the property on the south and east. The city of White Settlement which was originally planned as housing for bomber factory workers, has built up to the plant on the west. On the north is Lake Worth. During World War II a golf course was painted on the roof in an effort to disguise the plant from the air. Now an aerial view would show an incredible number of parking places. A major employer in the Fort Worth area since its beginning, many current Fort Worth residents came to the area because of the work the plant offered. If they ever turn the lights off out there....... let's not even think of that.
From journal White Settlement Texas, airplane city