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  DALLAS

Population 1,016,106

Altitude 512.

General

The first Anglo-American settler at the site of the present metropolis built a single cabin in 1841. Two years later the "town" consisted of two log cabins. By mid 1870's, Dallas had become a thriving business town and market center with cosmopolitan, urbane air unmatched anywhere on the frontier at the time, primarily due to several immigrations of skilled and cultured groups of French, German, Swiss, English, and other Europeans.

Today Dallas, second in size to Houston, is regarded by many as Texas; most metropolitan and cosmopolitan city. Southwest's largest banking center, leader in wholesale business, second in nation for insurance company home offices, third in the nation in terms of "million dollar" companies, and number two in convention sites.

"If it doesn't sell in Dallas, it won't sell," say buyers who come to some 32 wholesale fashion and home furnishings markets each year. Beginning with the Dallas Market Center in 1957, today multibuilding complex includes Homefurnishing Mart, INFOMART, World Trade Center, Trade Mart, Apparel Mart, Decorative Center District, and the Menswear Mart.

Citizens pursue culture with almost as much enthusiasm as business. Any day or night of the year, one may choose from a lavish variety of events. Excellent major symphony orchestra and a steady stream of visiting groups; opera and ballet, theater and musical comedy, literary societies, and debating groups. Visitors flower shows, horse shows, art shows, bird shows, dog shows, and cat shows. Noted for abundant gourmet dining opportunities.

Summer musicals are held June thru August at Music Hall in Fair Park, nightly Tuesday thru Saturday and weekend matinees.

An excellent climate where fair skies, predominant year round, encourage outdoor activities, especially water sports.

The State Fair of Texas in fall draws more than 3 million annually to 200 acre Fair Park. Traditional fair exhibits, plus Broadway musicals, extravaganzas, prize livestock and horse show performances, a huge midway that features the Texas Star, the largest Ferris wheel in the Western Hemisphere, and grid-iron rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma. Big Tex, a gigantic cowboy symbol, looms over all the festivities.

Professional sports are presented throughout the year; teams include pro football's Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Stars National Hockey League, Dallas Mavericks basketball, Dallas Freeze Central Hockey League, and Dallas Sidekicks soccer.

For game schedules and other tourist details, stop at a city Visitor Center.

Dallas and satellite cities are home of Amber University, Baylor Univ. College of Dentistry, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas Baptist College, Dallas Theological Seminary, Paul Quinn College, Southern Methodist University, The Univ. of Dallas, the Univ. of Texas at Dallas, and seven units of Dallas County Community College enrolling more than 75,000 undergraduates.

BIBLICAL ARTS CENTER

BRYAN CABIN

CHURCHES

DALLAS ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDEN

DALLAS FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM

DALLAS MEMORIAL CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

DALLAS NATURE CENTER

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

DALLAS ZOO

DEEP ELLUM HISTORICAL DISTRICT

FARMER'S MARKET

FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM

HORSEBACK RIDING

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF CULTURES

McKINNEY AVENUE TROLLEY

MALIBU GRAND PRIX AND CASTLE

MARKET CENTER INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE GARDEN

MARY KAY MUSEUM

MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

MEDIEVAL TIMES

MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE

OLD CITY PARK

PIONEER PLAZA

REUNION TOWER

THE SIXTH FLOOR

STATE FAIR PARK

Age of Steam Museum

Aquarium

Cotton Bowl Stadium

Civic Garden Center

Hall of State

Museum of Natural History

Science Place

Starplex Amphitheater

State Fair Coliseum

TELEPHONE PIONEER MUSEUM

THANKS-GIVING SQUARE

VISITOR CENTERS

WEST END HISTORIC DISTRICT


 
 

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