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Dallas

center texas city

Dallas (pop. 1,022,500), second-largest city in Texas, founded in 1841 on the Trinity River. In the 1870s the railroads made Dallas a cotton center. By the 1930s, it had become a major oil center. It is now the banking and insurance capital of the Southwest, as well as a manufacturing city and convention center.

See also: Texas.

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