LANCASTER

Population 22,684

Altitude 512



General

For years, Lancaster (Lank-aster) was the second largest city in Dallas County, and it still retains the look and feel of a small town although only minutes from metropolitan Dallas. Some of the finest Victorian homes in the county are preserved here. Extensive restoration of the downtown area was accomplished in the late 1970s.

During the War Between the States, a pistol factory here produced the huge Colt .44 Dragoon revolver that collectors call the "Tucker & Sherrod Confederate Colt" Memorabilia of the CSA foundry and gun factory are preserved in the city library. Volunteers from the city formed a company of cavalry that served with the 5th Texas Cavalry - the Ross Brigade.



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