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Dallas

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 and Cons
  • Pros:Big, exciting city..
  • Cons:Traffic is unbelievable..
  • In a nutshell:A City that has it all.. A must see destination..
  • Last visit to Dallas: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated Oct 12, 2004
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  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 11:31 PM

    Dallas the TV show ,Dallas Cowboys and the cheerleaders of course yes the City Dallas is well known around the world Susie ,and your page shows a lot about Dallas ands is very good

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 2:21 PM

    Interesting sights...can't wait to visit! I like your commentary.

  • biljah's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 4:04 PM

    Nice interpretation of Dallas! Interesting perspectives mixed with acurate and important facts...

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 8:35 PM

    Had no idea you were ever in Big D. Every good page should be this thorough. Excellent work.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 6:58 AM

    I remebered J.R! HA HA HA HA! Great page Susie as always ;-)))

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2004 at 8:56 PM

    Love your intro pic... You certainly have been doing a great job on Dallas... obviously plenty to see. I hope you get back to see a lot more... great page SQ

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2004 at 10:03 PM

    what a good page Susie, finally Texas honours all the good women who helped building this state.....I like that

  • masc4s's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 10:54 AM

    Excellent work Susie. Dallas is a great city!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2004 at 5:30 AM

    JR Bobbie and the cronies, were we not all glued to the original SOAP ;-)))

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2003 at 11:38 AM

    Excelent page Susie. I love Tex-Mex'food! I like it, - a sharp....

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