Bath and Kitchen Fixtures Dallas
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:43
Written by bkshowplace
Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:42
Dallas TX is home to a 52-foot-tall cowboy statue, the headquarters of convenience store 7-11, and of course, The Bath & Kitchen Showplace! Here are a few more fun facts about Dallas:
- The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
- The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958.
- The 52 foot ‘Big Tex’ statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas.
- With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the new Cowboys Stadium.
- During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree.
- The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children’s Medical Center.
- The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.
- The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park.
- Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America.
- The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.
- Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase ‘Super Bowl’.
- A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon, Luke and Owen Wilson, Nastia Luikin, Lee Trevino, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jessica Simpson
- A few of the movies/tv series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born on the Fourth of July; Walker, Texas Ranger; Prison Break (more listed at www.filmdfw.com)
- The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
- The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
- The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.”
- The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 41 of the richest Americans.
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