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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 769 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DALLAS, a city and the county-seat of Dallas county, Texas, U.S.A., about 220 M. N.W. of Houston, on the E. bank of the Trinity river. Pop. (1880) 10,358; (1890) 38,067; (1900) 42,638, of whom 9035 were negroes and 3381 were foreign-born; (1910) 92,104. Area, about 15 sq. m. Dallas is served by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, the Houston & Texas Central, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, the St Louis South-western, the Texas & New Orleans, the Trinity & Brazos Valley, and the Texas & Pacific railways, and by interurban electric railways to Fort Worth and Sherman. The lower channel of the Trinity river has been greatly improved by the Federal government; but in. 19o8 the river was not navigable as far as Dallas. Among public buildings are the Carnegie library (1901), Dallas county court house, the
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