Dallas is flashy in its wealth, with modern skyscrapers filling the
skyline. The city succeeded in winning a Federal Reserve bank in
1911, securing its place as a financial center. The discovery of
oil near the city in 1931 attracted significant business to the area,
helping Dallas to weather the Great Depression. Major corporations
from Texas Instruments to Pizza Hut are headquartered here as well.
Texans clearly love sports; the NFL Dallas Cowboys, MLS Dallas Burn, NBA
Dallas Mavericks, NHL Dallas Stars, and MLB Texas Rangers all play in the
over-6-million-resident metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth. The
family-friendly Mesquite Championship Rodeo celebrates the western cowboy
culture of the region.
Skyline of Dallas at Dusk
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