In southern Wise County, the city originated in 1893 and was named
for H.S. Boyd, an official of the Rock Island Railroad. Today, the city relies
primarily on agriculture and various light industries.
Texas Exotic Feline Foundation-
Founded in 1983 by Robert and Gene von Reitnauer, who have rescued
and provided sanctuary for cats from private individuals, governmental agencies and zoos
which can no,longer care for them. The center does not breed or sell cats, but
serves as a permanent home for animals with no place else to go. Over sixty lion,
tigers, bobcats, jaguars, leopards and other exotic cats call TEFF home at its 36 - acre
site. Open for tours Mon. & Fri. at 10 a.m. and Sat. & Sun. 8:30 a.m. - 1
p.m. If weather is extreme or bad the center is closed. In summer, no tours or
appointments are offered after 11 a.m. because of the heat. The walking tour lasts
about two hours. For information call 817/433 - 2378. From U.S. 81/287, take
exit 114W towards Bridgeport; TEFF is three miles ahead on the right.