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The metro region… Continue reading. In the… Continue reading. But this article… Continue reading. Take a… Continue reading. Preceded by thousands of years of varying cultures , the Caddo people inhabited the Dallas area before Spanish colonists claimed the territory of Texas in the 18th century as a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Later, France also claimed the area but never established much settlement. In , Texians , with a majority of Anglo-American settlers, gained independence from Mexico and formed the Republic of Texas.
In , Warren Angus Ferris surveyed the area around present-day Dallas. The origin of the name is uncertain. The general consensus is the city was named after either Dallas, Scotland or after Sen. George Mifflin Dallas of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.
Other potential theories for the origin include his brother, Commodore Alexander James Dallas , as well as brothers Walter R. Dallas or James R. Dallas was formally incorporated as a city on February 2, With the construction of railroads, Dallas became a business and trading center and was booming by the end of the 19th century. It became an industrial city, attracting workers from Texas, the South, and the Midwest.
The Praetorian Building of 15 stories, built in , was the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi and the tallest building in Texas for some time. It marked the prominence of Dallas as a city. A racetrack for thoroughbreds was built and their owners established the Dallas Jockey Club.
Trotters raced at a track in Fort Worth , where a similar drivers club was based. The rapid expansion of population increased competition for jobs and housing. On November 22, , President John F.
Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. The upper two floors of the building from which alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy, the Texas School Book Depository , have been converted into a historical museum covering the former president's life and accomplishments.
On July 7, , multiple shots were fired at a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas , held against the police killings of two black men from other states. The gunman, later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, began firing at police officers at 8: Two bystanders were also injured. This marked the deadliest day for U. Johnson told police during a standoff that he was upset about recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill whites, especially white officers.
After hours of negotiation failed, police resorted to a robot-delivered bomb, killing Johnson inside El Centro College. The shooting occurred in an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses, and residential apartments only a few blocks away from Dealey Plaza. Dallas is the county seat of Dallas County. Portions of the city extend into neighboring Collin , Denton , Kaufman , and Rockwall counties.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of Although some of Dallas's architecture dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most of the notable architecture in the city is from the modernist and postmodernist eras. Several smaller structures are fashioned in the Gothic Revival style, such as the Kirby Building , and the neoclassical style, as seen in the Davis and Wilson Buildings. One architectural "hotbed" in the city is a stretch of historic houses along Swiss Avenue , which has all shades and variants of architecture from Victorian to neoclassical.
Central Dallas is anchored by Downtown , the center of the city, along with Oak Lawn and Uptown , areas characterized by dense retail, restaurants, and nightlife. Its historic district has one of the largest collections of Frank Lloyd Wright -inspired Prairie-style homes in the United States.
In the northeast quadrant of the city is Lake Highlands , one of Dallas's most unified middle-class neighborhoods. South Dallas , a distinct neighborhood southeast of Downtown, lays claim to the Cedars , an eclectic artist hotbed, and Fair Park , home of the annual State Fair of Texas, held in late September and through mid-October. Oak Cliff was a township founded in the mids and annexed in by the city of Dallas. The ghost town of La Reunion once occupied the northern tip of Oak Cliff.
What was once an area characterized by high rates of poverty and crime is now one of the city's most attractive social and living destinations. Further east, in the southeast quadrant of the city, is the large neighborhood of Pleasant Grove. Once an independent city, it is a collection of mostly lower-income residential areas stretching to Seagoville in the southeast. Though a city neighborhood, Pleasant Grove is surrounded by undeveloped land on all sides.
Swampland and wetlands separating it from South Dallas will in the future be part of the Great Trinity Forest ,  a subsection of the city's Trinity River Project which is planned to restore and preserve wetlands, newly appreciated for habitat and flood control. Dallas is surrounded by many suburbs; three enclaves are within the city boundaries— Cockrell Hill , Highland Park , and University Park. Marked variations in terrain are also found in cities immediately to the west in Tarrant County surrounding Fort Worth , as well as along Turtle Creek north of Downtown.
Dallas, like many other cities, was founded along a river. The city was founded at the location of a "white rock crossing" of the Trinity River, where it was easier for wagons to cross the river in the days before ferries or bridges.
The Trinity River , though not usefully navigable, is the major waterway through the city. Its path through Dallas is paralleled by Interstate 35E along the Stemmons Corridor , then south alongside the western portion of Downtown and past South Dallas and Pleasant Grove , where the river is paralleled by Interstate 45 until it exits the city and heads southeast towards Houston.
Since it was rerouted in the late s, the river has been little more than a drainage ditch within a floodplain for several miles above and below Downtown, with a more normal course further upstream and downstream, but as Dallas began shifting towards postindustrial society, public outcry about the lack of aesthetic and recreational use of the river ultimately gave way to the Trinity River Project ,  which was begun in the early s and was scheduled to be completed in the s.
If the project materializes fully, it promises improvements to the riverfront in the form of man-made lakes, new park facilities and trails, and transportation upgrades. White Rock Lake , a reservoir built at the beginning of the 20th century, is Dallas's other significant water feature. Bachman Lake , just northwest of Love Field Airport , is a smaller lake also popularly used for recreation. Cfa characteristic of the Southern Plains of the United States.
It is also continental, characterized by a relatively wide annual temperature range. Located at the lower end of Tornado Alley , it is prone to extreme weather, tornadoes and hailstorms. Summers in Dallas are very hot and humid. July and August are typically the hottest months, with an average high of Winters in Dallas are mild to cool, with occasional cold spells. January is typically the coldest month, with an average daytime high of The normal daily average temperature in January is Some areas in the region, however, receive more than that, while other areas receive negligible snowfall or none at all.
Spring and autumn are transitional seasons with moderate and pleasant weather. Vibrant wildflowers such as the bluebonnet , Indian paintbrush and other flora bloom in spring and are planted around the highways throughout Texas. The weather in Dallas is also generally pleasant from late September to early December and on many winter days. Autumn often brings more storms and tornado threat, but usually fewer and less severe than in spring. Each spring, cold fronts moving south from the North will collide with warm, humid air streaming in from the Gulf Coast , leading to severe thunderstorms with lightning , torrents of rain, hail , and occasionally, tornadoes.
Over time, tornadoes have probably been the biggest natural threat to the city, as it is near the heart of Tornado Alley. A few times each winter in Dallas, warm and humid air from the south will override cold, dry air, resulting in freezing rain or ice and causing disruptions in the city if the roads and highways become slick. Dallas averages 26 annual nights at or below freezing,  with the winter of — holding the all-time record as having the fewest freezing nights, with The lack of any mountainous terrain to the north leaves it open to the sweep of Arctic weather systems.
The average daily low in Dallas is Dallas receives approximately The record snowfall for Dallas was According to the Census, There were , households at the census, out of which The average household size was 2.
At the census, the city's age distribution of the population showed The median age was Dallas's population was historically predominantly white non-Hispanic whites made up Today the non-Hispanic white population has declined to less than one-third of the city's population. Dallas is a major destination for Mexican immigrants. The southwestern portion of the city, particularly Oak Cliff is chiefly inhabited by Hispanic residents.
The southeastern portion of the city Pleasant Grove is chiefly inhabited by black and Hispanic residents, while the southern portion of the city is predominantly black. The West and East sides of the city are predominantly Hispanic; Garland also has a large Spanish speaking population. North Dallas has many enclaves of predominantly white, black and especially Hispanic residents.
The Dallas-Fort-Worth metro has an estimated 70, Russian-speakers as of November 6,  mostly immigrants from the former Soviet Bloc. The Russian-speaking population of Dallas has continued to grow in the sector of "American husbands-Russian wives".
In addition, Dallas and its suburbs are home to a large number of Asian residents  including those of Indian , Vietnamese , Chinese, Korean , Filipino , Japanese , and other heritage. With so many immigrant groups, there are often multilingual signs in the linguistic landscape. Census American Community Survey data released in December , 23 percent of Dallas County residents were foreign-born, while 16 percent of Tarrant County residents were foreign-born.
Methodist , Baptist , and Presbyterian churches are prominent in many neighborhoods and anchor two of the city's major private universities Southern Methodist University and Dallas Baptist University. Dallas is also home to two evangelical seminaries: The Christian creationist apologetics group Institute for Creation Research is headquartered in Dallas. Dallas is called "Prison Ministry Capital of the World" by the prison ministry community.
The Catholic Church is also a significant organization in the Dallas area and operates the University of Dallas , a liberal-arts university in the Dallas suburb of Irving.
The Cathedral Santuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe in the Arts District is home to the second-largest Catholic church membership in the United States and overseas, consisting over 70 parishes in the Dallas Diocese. Dallas is also home to three Eastern Orthodox Christian churches. The city is also home to a sizable Latter-day Saint community. In addition, there are several Unitarian Universalist congregations, including First Unitarian Church of Dallas, founded in Dallas's Jewish population of approximately 45, is the largest of any city in Texas.
Furthermore, a large Muslim community exists in the north and northeastern portions of Dallas, as well as in the northern Dallas suburbs. The oldest mosque in Dallas is Masjid Al-Islam just south of downtown. There is also an Islamic Center in Irving. Dallas also has a large Buddhist community. A sizable Sikh community resides in Dallas and its surrounding suburbs. There are at least three Sikh Gurudwaras in this metropolitan area. For the atheist, agnostic, nonbeliever, and strictly spiritual individuals, there is "The Winter SolstiCelebration".
After 15 years, this celebration has become a minor Dallas cultural tradition for the "spiritual but not religious" people of North Texas. They are mostly people who refuse to be pigeonholed by any one religion — but who long for the sense of community that an organized faith supplies. According to the FBI, a city to city comparison of crime rates is not meaningful, because recording practices vary from city to city, citizens report different percentages of crimes from one city to the next, and the actual number of people physically present in a city is unknown.
In its beginnings, Dallas relied on farming, neighboring Fort Worth 's Stockyards , and its prime location on Native American trade routes to sustain itself. Dallas's key to growth came in with the building of multiple rail lines through the city.
As Dallas grew and technology developed, cotton became its boon and by Dallas was the largest inland cotton market in the world, becoming a leader in cotton gin machinery manufacturing.
By the early s, Dallas was a hub for economic activity all over the Southern United States and was selected in as the seat of the Eleventh Federal Reserve District.
In the s petroleum was discovered east of Dallas near Kilgore, Texas. Dallas's proximity to the discovery put it immediately at the center of the nation's petroleum market. Petroleum discoveries in the Permian Basin , the Panhandle , the Gulf Coast , and Oklahoma in the following years further solidified Dallas's position as the hub of the market.
The end of World War II left Dallas seeded with a nexus of communications, engineering, and production talent by companies such as Collins Radio Corporation. Decades later, the telecommunications and information revolutions still drive a large portion of the local economy. The city is sometimes referred to as the heart of " Silicon Prairie " because of a high concentration of telecommunications companies in the region, the epicenter of which lies along the Telecom Corridor in Richardson , a northern suburb of Dallas.
Texas Instruments , a major manufacturer, employs 10, people at its corporate headquarters and chip plants in Dallas. In the s Dallas was a real estate hotbed, with the increasing metropolitan population bringing with it a demand for new housing and office space.
Several of Downtown Dallas 's largest buildings are the fruit of this boom, but over-speculation, the savings and loan crisis and an oil bust brought the 80's building boom to an end for Dallas as well as its city sister Houston. Between the late s and the early s, central Dallas went through a slow period of growth. However, since the early s the central core of Dallas has been enjoying steady and significant growth encompassing both repurposing of older commercial buildings in downtown Dallas into residential and hotel uses as well as the construction of new office and residential towers.
The residential real estate market in the Dallas—Fort Worth metroplex has not only been resilient but has once again returned to a boom status. Dallas and the greater metro have been leading the nation in apartment construction and net leasing with rents reaching all-time highs. Single family home sales, whether pre-owned or new construction, along with home price appreciation are leading the nation.
A sudden drop in the price of oil, starting in mid and accelerating throughout , has not affected Dallas and its greater metro due to the highly diversified nature of its economy. Dallas, and the DFW metro, continue to see strong demand for housing, apartment and office leasing, shopping center space, warehouse and industrial space with overall job growth remaining very robust. Oil-dependent cities and regions have felt significant effects from the downturn but Dallas growth has continued unabated, strengthening in Significant national headquarters relocations to the area as exemplified by Toyota's decision to leave California and establish its new North American headquarters in the Dallas region coupled with significant expansions of regional offices for a variety of corporations and along with company relocations to downtown Dallas are helping drive the current boom in the Dallas economy.
Fortune Magazine's annual list of the Fortune in America indicates the city of Dallas has 9 Fortune companies,  and the DFW region as a whole has 22,  reflecting the continued strong growth in the metro economy and up from 20 the year before. In October , Jacobs Engineering , one of the world's largest engineering companies, relocated from Pasadena, California to Downtown Dallas.
Irving is home to 6 Fortune companies of its own, including ExxonMobil , the largest oil company in the world  and the fourth largest company in the nation by revenue for ,  Fluor engineering , Kimberly-Clark , Celanese , Michaels Companies, and Vistra Energy.
Worth is home to 2 Fortune companies including American Airlines , the largest airline in the world by revenue, fleet size, profit, passengers carried and revenue passenger mile and D. Horton , the largest homebuilder in America. Cheese's , Zale Corporation , and Fossil, Inc. Komen for the Cure , the world's largest breast cancer organization  was founded and is headquartered in Dallas.
In addition to its large number of businesses, Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the United States and is also home to the second shopping center ever built in the United States, Highland Park Village , which opened in Both malls feature high-end stores and are major tourist draws for the region. According to Forbes magazine's annual list of "The Richest People in America" published September 21, , the city is now home to 17 billionaires, up from 14 in In with 14 billionaires the city placed 6th worldwide among cities with the most billionaires.
In , Forbes also ranked Dallas No. Dallas is known for its barbecue , authentic Mexican , and Tex-Mex cuisine. Famous products of the Dallas culinary scene include the frozen margarita. The Arts District in the northern section of Downtown is home to several arts venues and is the largest contiguous arts district in the United States.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science , also downtown, is a natural history and science museum. Designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, the , square feet facility has six floors and stands about 14 stories high.
In it joined up with "Prado on the Prairie" for a three-year partnership. These works, as well as non-Spanish highlights like sculptures by Rodin and Moore, have been so successful of a collaboration that the Prado and Meadows have agreed upon an extension of the partnership. Kennedy in , has served since the s as a county government office building, except for its sixth and seventh floors, which house The Sixth Floor Museum. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts , a magnet school which was recently expanded.
Deep Ellum , immediately east of Downtown, originally became popular during the s and s as the prime jazz and blues hot spot in the South. Today, Deep Ellum is home to hundreds of artists who live in lofts and operate in studios throughout the district alongside bars, pubs, and concert venues. One major example, the Good-Latimer tunnel, was torn down in late to accommodate the construction of a light rail line through the site. Like Deep Ellum before it, the Cedars neighborhood to the south of Downtown has also seen a growing population of studio artists and an expanding roster of entertainment venues.
The area's art scene began to grow in the early s with the opening of Southside on Lamar , an old Sears Roebuck and Company warehouse converted into lofts, studios, and retail. Within this building, Southside on Lamar hosts the Janette Kennedy Gallery with rotating gallery exhibitions featuring many local, national, and international artists.
South of the Trinity River, the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff is home to a number of studio artists living in converted warehouses. Walls of buildings along alleyways and streets are painted with murals and the surrounding streets contain many eclectic restaurants and shops.
Dallas has an Office of Cultural Affairs as a department of the city government. The office is responsible for six cultural centers throughout the city, funding for local artists and theaters, initiating public art projects, and running the city-owned classical radio station WRR.
She will be taken apart into massive sections in Houston and be transported by trucks to the museum site and will be put back together. The city is served by the Dallas Public Library system.
Her fundraising efforts led to a grant from philanthropist and steel baron Andrew Carnegie , which allowed the library system to build its first branch in The most notable event held in Dallas is the State Fair of Texas , which has been held annually at Fair Park since Also, several Omni hotels in the Dallas area host large events to welcome in the new year including murder mystery parties, rave-inspired events, and other events. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is home to seven major league sports teams: Since joining the league as an expansion team in , the Cowboys have enjoyed substantial success, advancing to eight Super Bowls and winning five; according to profootballreference.
Jeff Banister is the team's manager. All home games are played at the College Park Center. Open Cup in and and the Supporters' Shield in The team plays at the American Airlines Center. The Dallas Rattlers are members of Major League Lacrosse and became the first professional lacrosse team in the state of Texas in November when the league announced its Rochester, New York franchise was relocating. They play their home games in the Allen Event Center. The team is named after the original Dallas Sidekicks that operated from to Rugby union is a developing sport in Dallas as well as the whole of Texas.
The multiple clubs, ranging from men's and women's clubs to collegiate and high school, are part of the Texas Rugby Football Union. The only Division I sports program within the Dallas political boundary is the Dallas Baptist University Patriots baseball team   Although outside the city limits, the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University are in the enclave of University Park. The city's parks contain 17 separate lakes, including White Rock and Bachman lakes, spanning a total of 4, acres In addition, Dallas is traversed by Dallas's flagship park is Fair Park.
Klyde Warren Park is home to countless amenities including: Food trucks give hungry people another option of dining and are lined along the park's downtown side. There are also weekly planned events including yoga, Zumba, skyline tours, Tai Chi, and meditation. Klyde Warren Park is home to a free trolley stop on Olive St. Built in , Turtle Creek Park is a Archaeological surveys discovered dart points and flint chips dating 3, years to 1, B.
This site was later discovered to be home to Native Americans who cherished the trees and natural spring water. The park was home to an amusement park, a large pool, waterslides, the world's largest skating rink, and three theaters, the largest being the 2,seat Casino Theater.
After the streetcar bridge which brought most of the park visitors collapsed, Lake Cliff Park was sold. The Casino Theater moved and the pool was demolished after a polio scare in The pool was Dallas's first municipal pool. Reverchon Park was planned to be the crown jewel of the Dallas park system and was even referred to as the " Central Park " of Dallas. Improvements were made throughout the years including the Iris Bowl, picnic settings, a baseball diamond, and tennis courts.
The Iris Bowl celebrated many Greek pageants, dances, and other performances. The Gill Well was installed for nearby residents and drew people all across Texas who wanted to experience the water's healing powers. Opened in , it serves as a gateway to many trails and other nature viewing activities in the area.
The city is also home to Texas's first and largest zoo, the 95 acres 0. The city uses a council-manager government , with Mike Rawlings serving as Mayor, T. Broadnax serving as city manager,  and 14 council members serving as representatives to the 14 council districts in the city. In Anita N. Dallas also is the seat of the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas. Overall, Dallas is a Democratic-leaning city, with Democratic voters spreading the majority of the city, especially the central and southern sectors, and conservative Republicans dominating a sliver of suburban neighborhoods in North Dallas.
Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer said in "the early vote in majority-black precincts in Southern Dallas is the city's only disciplined vote. Especially in citywide elections on issues that are not entwined in the internal politics of the black community, the Southern Dallas African-American vote has a history of responding obediently to the call of leadership.
In the U. An open lesbian, Valdez was the only female sheriff in the state of Texas until her resignation.
Despite controversies in her handling of county jails, she won re-election in with a point victory over Republican challenger Lowell Cannaday. There are public schools, 89 private schools, 38 colleges, and 32 libraries in Dallas. The Dallas area has the highest concentration of colleges and universities in Texas. In addition to those in the city, the surrounding cities also has a number of universities, colleges, trade schools, and other educational institutions.
The following describes the universities and their proximity to the city:. A number of colleges and universities are also outside the immediate metropolitan area, including:. Most people in the city of Dallas are within the Dallas Independent School District , the 12th-largest school district in the United States and second largest in Texas. White , Williams Preparatory, and Woodrow Wilson high schools. Woodrow Wilson was also named the top comprehensive high school in Dallas by local publication D Magazine.
Dallas has several local newspapers, magazines, television stations and radio stations that serve the Dallas—Fort Worth metroplex , which is the 5th-largest media market in the United States.
Belo and is A. The Dallas Times Herald , started in , was the Morning News' major competitor until Belo purchased it on December 8, and closed the paper down the next day. The Dallas Morning News also puts out a weekly publication, neighborsgo , which comes out every Friday and focuses on community news.
Readers can post stories and contribute content to the website. The Dallas Observer and the North Texas Journal are also alternative weekly newspapers, D Magazine , is a notable monthly magazine about business, life, and entertainment in the Metroplex. In addition, the Park Cities and suburbs such as Plano also have their own community newspapers. Also, THE magazine covers the contemporary arts scene.
It also publishes a major Spanish-language newspaper for the entire Metroplex known as La Estrella. Dallas has many hospitals and several medical research facilities within its city limits. Clements University Hospital formerly St. The center is home to a Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy CMOP , part of an initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide mail-order prescriptions to veterans using computerization at strategic locations throughout the United States.
The 3,officer Dallas Police Department provides most policing in Dallas. Renee Hall effective Sept. Fire protection and emergency medical services in the city are provided by Dallas Fire-Rescue, which has 1, firefighters  and 58 working fire stations in the city limits.
Dallas's oldest remaining fire station building still stands at the corner of McKinney Ave. It was the home of Engine Co. Number 1, and is now a picture framing shop. Like many other major cities in the United States, the automobile is the primary mode of local transportation, though efforts have been made to increase the availability of alternative modes of transportation, including the construction of light rail lines, biking and walking paths, wide sidewalks, a trolley system, and buses.
Walk Score ranked Dallas the twenty-third most walkable of fifty largest cities in the United States. The mode share for Dallas city commuters are
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