GRAND PRAIRIE

Population 101,361

Altitude 528



General

Established at the close of the Civil War on Texas and Pacific Railroad with original name of Deckman. Renamed in 1873; incorporated in 1902. Population spurred by large defense plants during World War II. Public recreation facilities include playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, swimming, boating, and golf (Great Southwest Golf Course has gold in sand traps, assaying about $2.85 per ton).

CEDAR HILL STATE PARK

PALACE OF WAX & RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

TRADERS VILLAGE

VISITORS CENTER



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