We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and are getting back into the swing of things.
Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.
Ninth Stop: Dallas
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
DO YOU KNOW exactly how Dallas began? Through the determination of one man! The settlement called Dallas became a reality in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River, in the 1840s. John Neely Bryan originally stumbled across Three Forks in 1839, on a mission to establish a trading post for Indians and settlers. The advantages of locating at Three Forks, were that it was the easiest river crossing location, and it was located on the soon-to-be established Preston Trail. After plotting the town, Bryan returned home to Arkansas to prepare for his emigration to West Texas. In the meantime, the U.S. government negotiated a treaty to remove the existing Native American population from all of North Texas. Upon his return in 1841, he discovered that the Indians had remained and his customers were gone. To ensure the survival of the settlement, Bryan traveled to nearby Peters Colony and convinced many of those settlers to relocate to Bryan’s new town. The rest is history🙂
Todays’ Dallas is truly a BOOMTOWN and is affectionately known by locals as the ‘Big D.’ Dallas is made famous by the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the Dealey Plaza and the extremely popular ‘Dallas’ television show in the 1980s, the city is also known for its major sporting achievements by the Dallas Cowboys – who have won the Super Bowl several times.
There is so much more to Dallas than just striking, mirrored-glass skyscrapers, business centers and banking, and the city has developed into a lively and exciting tourism destination, filled with tourist attractions, fine restaurants, impressive shopping centers, a thriving nightlife and many seasonal events, such as the annual Texas State Fair.