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The city of Dallas is the third largest in the state of Texas and the ninth largest in the United States. Together with Fort Worth, Dallas makes the biggest metropolitan area in the South.
Important Events In The History Of Dallas TX 1 | History Of Dallas Texas Dallas is the 3rd largest city in Texas and the 9th largest in the United States. Along with Fort Worth, it makes up the largest metropolitan area in the South. These days, Dallas is ranked as an Alpha World City with very sophisticated and diversified industries, especially, banking, telecommunications, medical research, transportation and logistics. Quite a number of Fortune 500 companies can be found in Dallas, too. This contributes to the economic strength of the city. In fact, it is included in the top 15 cities with the highest GDP score. By the time of the first European contact, Dallas was already inhabited by Caddo Native Americans. In fact, when they arrived, there are several villages of Caddo Native Americans along the coast. The Caddo People were farmers because the region provided them with very good growing conditions. By the 18th century, Texas was claimed by the Spanish Empire as a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Texas remained under Spanish rule until 1821 when the Mexican Empire gained its independence after a decade of wars. Texas remained under Mexican rule for fifteen years more. By 1836, Texas became a republic and became an independent country for close to a decade. Nowadays, Dallas still retains a distinct Hispanic flavor. According to the 2010 census, around 20% of the population is of Hispanic heritage, with around 70% of that cohort of Mexican origin. Dallas is also a top destination for Mexican migrants, both legal and illegal. The Mexican culture is also very much noticeable in Texan cuisine. Proof of this is the popularity of Tex-Mex dishes. Dallas experienced gradual but steady growth towards the end of 2 | History Of Dallas Texas the 19th century. Several developments in the area effectively transformed Dallas from a center of farming and ranching into a major, self-sustaining industrial city. Major railroad routes intersected in 1873, further contributing to its transformation into an important commercial center especially for raw materials like grains and cotton. The accessibility to railroads also contributed to the population growth in Texas. In 1873, the population of Dallas shot up from 3,000 to 7,000 from January to September. This spurred further urban development and diversification of industries in Dallas. The city grew rapidly in the thirties when Columbus Marion Joiner found oil in Kilgore. In the 1980s, Dallas experienced a real estate boom both in residential and commercial sectors. Today, Dallas has become not only an agricultural center, but also as centers of banking, insurance, fashion retailing, and several other businesses. To learn more about the history of other cities in Texas, click here for http://bargain-dallas-movers.com. 3 | History Of Dallas Texas
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