Which really isn't that big of a deal except for the most sentimental amongst us. But was the first Stripling's store in Alvord?
The first Stripling's Department Store in Fort Worth was opened in 1893 by W.C. Stripling. He first settled in Alvord, then relocated to Bowie before opening a branch in downtown Fort Worth. Stripling's later opened stores at Seminary South Shopping Center, now La Gran Plaza, and North Hills Mall. Dunlap's moved its headquarters from Lubbock after acquiring Stripling's.
If "settled" means opens a store. I guess the answer is yes. (Story)