Friday, February 03, 2006
Dallas is 150 years old!
Dallas turns 150 this year. Check this link for more details: http://www.dallashistory.org/history/dallas/dallas_history.htm
According to the city's history website:
"Dallas was incorporated as a town in 1856. Samuel Pryor was elected the first mayor. Dallas continued to grow steadily. Many settlers from the failed colony of La Reunion came to Dallas and became leading citizens, adding an artistic and intellectual element to the city. By 1859, Dallas boasted a barber shop and photographer.
Two thousand people lived in Dallas by 1860. The railroad was approaching from the south, and several stage lines were already passing through."
We have come a long way.
Dallas was rather unknown until Pres. Kennedy was killed in 1963. After that, the Dallas Cowboys (5 Super Bowl wins) and the Ewing family (Dallas TV show) did a lot to create the city's image.
Today, Dallas is surrounded by prosperous and growing suburbs.
P.S. Bonnie & Clyde lived in Dallas. (http://www.dallashistory.org/history/dallas/bandc.htm)
Do you remember Braniff Airlines? (http://www.dallashistory.org/history/dallas/braniff.htm)
How about the beautiful Belo Mansion? (http://www.dallashistory.org/history/dallas/belo.htm)
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