Dallas Uncovered by Kay McCasland Threadgill, Larenda Lyles Roberts

By Kay McCasland Threadgill, Larenda Lyles Roberts

Dallas. imagine the observe, and consider the robust vastness, the unending legends, wrapped in a spirit of innovation that formed the yankee frontier. This spirit flourishes this present day in a single of the world's favourite towns.    From the lone rancher staring at throughout flat terrain to the entrepreneur looking of a tower of darkish glass and glistening metal, Dallas has come to symbolize America's maverick urban. Dallas is larger, brasher, and glitzier than different towns and pleased with it. you do not have to be well-bred or well-educated to make it in Dallas, yet you do must be courageous. If it is new and varied, Dallas will try out it.    In a trifling 5 generations, Dallas sprang from a small crew of primitive cabins on a muddy riverbank to a major, sprawling urban of skyscrapers and smooth workplaces that upward thrust out of the prairie like a high-tech mirage, noticeable for miles. It has frequently been stated that the folks who settled this region often called "Dallas" pulled themselves up through their very own bootstraps.    definitely, it used to be no coincidence that the 2 significant railroads crossed the following within the 1800s and that Dallas, with none oil fields of its personal, controlled to turn into the monetary middle of the Southwest, producing cash for oil exploration and improvement of the colossal petroleum undefined. Likewise, it used to be now not accidentally that Dallas grew to become an important aviation hub with the second one busiest airport on the earth, the Dallas/Fort worthy overseas Airport, offering tourists with three-hour connections to any urban within the continental U.S.   With desires of greatness, the boys and ladies of Dallas visualized the longer term. They struggled, fought, and labored, risking their lives and fortunes. usually of their battles, they misplaced and failed, yet even in defeat, they by no means gave up their imaginative and prescient of an excellent urban during this uncooked, untamed land referred to as Dallas, Texas.

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R. Ewing The debut of the CBS television series Dallas in 1978 marked the beginning of a new era for the city. R. Ewing, the show's main character played by Larry Hagman, came to epitomize the mythical rich and powerful American businessman. R. Ewing was only a fictional character, his wheelings and dealings inspired a whole generation of businessmen and women during the scandal-ridden, greed-driven eighties. R. Ewing almost overnight became a hot topic and a source of controversy in offices, homes, and even classrooms across the country.

People in Highland Park think they're better than people in University Park. 10. What does the term ''Hot Pan Men" refer to? A. Panhandlers in Deep Ellum B. Domestic workers at the Adolphus Hotel C. Unemployed men who courted domestic workers D. Cooks on cattle trail chuck wagons 11. Why do some Dallasites get nervousand excitedevery year on June 27th? A. Because it is the anniversary of Texas' Independence from Mexico B. Because there is a superstition that the 27th of June is unlucky for you if you're in Dallas C.

In Dallas, there is no more prestigious address than Highland Park, a name that is synonymous with old money, old values, and proud old houses. In 1906 John S. Armstrong, a Dallas developer, began a suburban development north of town, which he named Highland Park. Hugh E. Prather, Armstrong's son-in-law and business partner, hired Beverly Hills architect David Cook to design a model plan for their community. Armstrong died two years later, but the project was continued by Prather, who incorporated Highland Park as a city in 1913, with its own municipal government.

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