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Arlington, Texas, USA

Arlington was founded in 1876 along the Texas and Pacific Railway. The city was named after General Robert E. Lee's Arlington House in Arlington County, Virginia. Arlington grew as a cotton-ginning and farming center, and incorporated in 1884. The city could boast of water, electricity, natural gas, and telephone services by 1910, along with a public school system. By 1925 the population was estimated at 3,031, and it grew to over 4,000 before World War II.

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  • Arlington was founded in 1876


  • 1895 - Arlington
    Arlington, a post-village of Tarrant co., Tex., on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, 19 miles W. of Dallas. It has 4 churches, a seminary, a flour-mill,...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - Arlington Fire Burns 3 Stores - Total Loss on Buildings and Contents Will Approximate $15,000 - Carlisle Students Aid Fire Fighters
    Rush From Academy and Begin Systematic Efforts to Save Property.

    Fire, starting from a defective flue, leading from the Home cafe, caused a loss...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Arlington, a banking post-town of Tarrant co., Tex., on the Texas and Pacific R., 19 miles W. of Dallas. It has a seminary, cotton-gins, a...Read MORE...


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    Eastern Star Home of Texas, Arlington, Texas
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    Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas - 1960
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    The Ballpark, Arlington Texas, Home of the Texas Rangers
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Eastern Star Home of Texas, Arlington, Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas - 1960
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The Ballpark, Arlington Texas, Home of the Texas Rangers
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  • Arlington was founded in 1876
  • 1895 - Arlington
    Arlington, a post-village of Tarrant co., Tex., on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, 19 miles W. of Dallas. It has 4 churches, a seminary, a flour-mill,... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - Arlington Fire Burns 3 Stores - Total Loss on Buildings and Contents Will Approximate $15,000 - Carlisle Students Aid Fire Fighters
    Rush From Academy and Begin Systematic Efforts to Save Property.

    Fire, starting from a defective flue, leading from the Home cafe, caused a loss... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Arlington, a banking post-town of Tarrant co., Tex., on the Texas and Pacific R., 19 miles W. of Dallas. It has a seminary, cotton-gins, a... Read MORE...

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