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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Dallas

The city of Dallas was founded in 1841 by John Neely Bryan.



Dallas is part of a much larger group of cities called the Metroplex, along with important cities like Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth, and Plano. The metropolitan area  ranks fourth in the United States.

The metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles of total area, making it larger in area than the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

The Praetorian Building of 14 stories, built in 1909, was the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi.

The interstate highway system in the 1950s and 1960s reinforced and consolidated Dallas' prominence.  Four major interstate highways converge in the city, and a fifth interstate loops around it.

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.

Dallas Zoo started out with just two deer and two mountain lions. These animals went on display in 1888 at the zoo's original home in City Park.

The city is home to the Dallas Cowboys, a professional American football team, the Dallas Stars, a hockey team in the NHL, the Texas Rangers, a baseball team in the MLB, and the Dallas Mavericks, a basketball team in the NBA.

Dallas Children's hospital features the world's largest permanent model train displays in its lobby. Eight trains simultaneously traverse over 1,000 miles of track

44.4 percent of Dallas' population wasn't born in Texas.

Source Centraltrack.com

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