The rapid expansion of population increased competition for jobs and housing.
On March 3, 1910 Allen Brooks was abducted from court and hung from Elk's Arch.
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.
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.
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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.
Although some of Dallas' architecture dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most of the notable architecture in the city is from the modernist and postmodernist eras. Several smaller structures are fashioned in the Gothic Revival style, such as the Kirby Building, and the neoclassical style, as seen in the Davis and Wilson Buildings.
Mississippi maintains birth and death records dating from November 1912.
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The upper two floors of the building from which alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy, the Texas School Book Depository, have been converted into a historical museum covering the former president's life and accomplishments. After hours of negotiation failed, police resorted to a robot-delivered bomb, killing Johnson inside El Centro College.
On July 7, 2016, multiple shots were fired at a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, held against the police killings of two black men from other states. The shooting occurred in an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses, and residential apartments only a few blocks away from Dealey Plaza. Portions of the city extend into neighboring Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
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