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Dallas Texas

dallas-texasThis pin was a gift from Robert Wilson. I believe the first time I was in Dallas was in November 1963 when I interviewed Atlantic Richfield for a position. It was shortly after the Kennedy assassination. I walked down to the Dealey Plaza from my hotel. I could see figures standing in the shadows, observing all who came near. I suppose they were looking for “persons of interest.” It is still pop culture to consider this a conspiracy.

Dallas is a major city in the state of Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816.

Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South and the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea. Dallas and nearby Fort Worth were developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle, and later oil in North and East Texas. The construction of the Interstate Highway System reinforced Dallas’ prominence as a transportation hub with four major interstate highways converging in the city, and a fifth interstate loop around it. Dallas developed as a strong industrial and financial center, and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways, and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.

Location: 9-B3

Little Texas pin with cities

Little Texas pin with cities

This little golden pin has the big 3 cities of Texas (El Paso might think otherwise) labeled on it. It’s a relatively small pin for such a big state.

Location: 07-D2