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Dallas, Texas, USA

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Where is Dallas, Texas, USA? 

Dallas is a major city in Texas and along with Fort Worth, is one of the two urban centers of a metropolitan area that ranks fourth in the United States. 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.

Dallas was founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in February 1856.Wikipedia


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Dallas, Texas, USA - Titche-Goettinger Bldg., Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA

Titche-Goettinger Bldg., Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA - Main Street, showing City National Bank, Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA

Main Street, showing City National Bank, Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA - Race Track, State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA

Race Track, State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas

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1841 - Dallas, Texas founded

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1856 - February 2 – Dallas, Texas is incorporated as a city.

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February 2, 1856
1916
Dallas, a city, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on the Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of...Read MORE...

News  1916 - FOUR KILLED WHEN AWNING COLLAPSES. WERE WATCHING PREPAREDNESS PARADE WHEN HEAVY SHADE GIVES WAY. MANY OTHERS HURT.
IMMENSE CROWD MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AID TO REACH INJURED AT ONCE.

Dallas, May 30. - Four...Read MORE...

1922 - March 13 - WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions

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1929 - December 21 - 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)

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News  1930 - Downtown Blaze Sweeps Through Block - Thousands See $100,000 Fire Defy Fighters - Radio Exaggeration of Size Adds to Crowd; Full Crew Called.
Two Dare Death
Busses Driven Through Flaming Wall; Barrels Blast in Volley.

With exploding...Read MORE...

News  1932 - FOUR PERISH, FIVE HURT IN DALLAS HOTEL FIRE. ALARM SOUNDED BY GIRL SAVES MANY LIVES. VICTIMS TRAPPED WHILE ASLEEP IN SMALL SECOND STORY DOWNTOWN HOTEL.
Dallas, March 22. (AP) - Four men, two of them cripples were trapped in their rooms and burned to...Read MORE...

News  1946 - June 21 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

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June 21, 1946
1949 - September 17 - WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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News  1957 - TORNADO RAKES DALLAS 10 DIE; MANY MISSING. 196 Injured; Damage Heavy.
By Whitey Sawyer
DALLAS (AP) - A huge, black tornado whirled and roared over a deadly, 21-mile...Read MORE...

News  1958 - January 30 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx

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January 30, 1958
1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

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January 16, 1964 - Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow.

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News  1964 - March 14 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

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March 14, 1964
News  1972 - EXPLOSION WRECKS CHEMICAL PLANT.
Dallas (AP) - Eight persons were killed Wednesday when tons of a volatile chemical exploded in a...Read MORE...


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flag  Sarah Elizabeth HORNBEAK (30 April 1835, Centerville, Hickman, Tennessee, USA - 3 April 1917, Dallas, Texas, USA) gravestone

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 U.S. President flag  John Fitzgerald KENNEDY (29 May 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - 22 November 1963, Dallas, Texas, USA) gravestone

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flag  Charles MITCHELL (23 April 1915, Mart, Texas, USA - 21 October 1954, Dallas, Texas, USA) gravestone
 

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