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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TEXAS
the Middle Atlantic states combined. Practically
every important wholesale house in the United
States has its southwestern headquarters in this
Texas metropolis. There are 750 wholesalers and
manufacturers, 256 of which are of national importance.
Dallas leads the world in the manufacture
and distribution of cotton gin machinery, er
and in saddlery, harness and leather goods. This U 1 1! I I I
city ranks among the three largest distributing de
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pots for farm implements and machinery in Ameiica.
Dallas ships more galvanized corrugated tanks to
oil fields than any other city in the United 111' i!
States and is the geographical center of the oil " j i XiJ!!zi
territory of the Southwest. Dallas is also famed as I !ill i the
largest film distributing center in the world. 1 1 ! I
Dallas is the largest inland cotton market in the 1 1 1 M!
world, having financed 1,500,000 bales in one i
Nine trunk line steam railroads enter the magnificent
$6,500,000 Union Terminal Station, from
which eighty-nine passenger trains are operated
daily. A network of 282 miles of interurban electric
service operates out of Dallas in every direction
which fact makes this city rank with America's great
est interurban centers. The $1,600,000 Interurban
Terminal Station handles 186 trains daily and has
a yearly capacity for 4,000,000 people. Freight
and Express are transported by steam, electric and
automobile truck lines with a dispatch not equalled ii
by any other city in the southwest. To the present
existing system of good roads, a number of which
are concrete highways, Dallas has voted an extra
$6,500,000 to be appropriated for road construction. Main Street "Canyon." Dallas Looking East from the To op
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Other Public Utilities
Dallas has more miles of direct service telephone
and telegraph lines than any other city in the
southwest and has the greatest telephone development
per capita of any city in the world. 296
telephone toll and long distance circuits lead out of
the city to nearly 2,500 cities and towns. This
places Dallas with the three leading metropolitan
centers of the United States in the matter of telephone
development and service. Dallas is the headquarters
of the entire Southwest in the telegraph
business. All the large telegraph companies have
southwestern headquarters here, and there are only
five cities in the Nation that do more telegraph
business than Dallas. 351 telegraph circuits terminate
here. Dallas has 160 miles of improved
streets, many miles of boulevards, a million dollar
concrete viaduct one and one-eighth miles long connecting
the city proper with Oak Cliff residential
section, a big water filtration plant supplied thru
a series of dams in the forks of the Trinity River
and a reserve supply in the great White Rock Lake
which forever dispell danger of water shortage or
In educational and religious advantages, Dallas is
second to none. The Southern Methodist University
with its magnificent buildings is situated north of
town on 2,660 acre tract. To this seat of learning
come hundreds of young men and women from all
parts of the south. The University of Dallas, a pre.mier
College in this section, Baylor Medical College
and the Baylor Dental College, and three nurses'
schools besides many vocational, music and fire
arts schools give to the youths of Dallas as choice
The New Home of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce opportunities as are afforded by any locality.
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Davis, Ellis Arthur & Grobe, Edwin H. The Encyclopedia of Texas, book, [1921..1922]; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21069/m1/51/: accessed April 18, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .