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Timeline of Dallas Elm Street at night, January 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. 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.

Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. 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.

Geography[ edit ] 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


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