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In 1839, John Neely Bryan, a lawyer from Tennessee, wandered into this area. He was impressed with what he believed to be the perfect ingredients for a trading post and eventually a town.
Raw land, and plenty of it, Indians, with whom to do business, and ofcourse, the river.
Bryan went back to Tennessee to finalize his affairs, and he returned to Dallas in 1841. He laid claim to 640 acres and sketched out a town, designating a courthouse square and 20 streets.
Gradually, the young city grew. A can-do spirit helped to bring: the railroads to the area in the 1870s, the Federal Reserve Bank in 1914, Southern Methodist University in 1915, Dallas Love Field Airport in 1927, the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1973 and the Republican National Convention in 1984.
Today, Dallas is the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas. As the southwest's leading business and financial center, it boasts the largest wholesale market in the world, and lays claim to being one of the top convention cities in the United States.
- Pros:Big, exciting city..
- Cons:Traffic is unbelievable..
- In a nutshell:A City that has it all.. A must see destination..
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