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The Evolution of Dallas: Margaritas to Convenience Stores
Did you know that the first frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas? Or that the first convenience store, 7-eleven, was founded in Dallas? Dallas has a rich industrial history, which many attribute to the construction of multiple rail lines through the city in 1873. When petroleum was discovered east of Dallas in Kilgore, Texas in the 1930s, the area's population exploded. Oil is still a dominant source of revenue for the state of Texas, and products like stress balls and keychains featuring barrels of oil are tourist favorites. Many businesses have been founded in the Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington MSA alongside the region's booming petroleum trade. In fact, the headquarters of 24 Fortune 500 companies are based in Dallas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington MSA, and imprinted items, as clever branding has undoubtedly played a role in these companies' development and success.
Dallas and the Benefit Worthwhile Causes
Along with the abundance of commercial entities headquartered in Dallas, the world's largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was established in Dallas. The organization's signature pink awareness ribbons got their start in Dallas, and the non-profit now has active chapters in 50 countries around the world. Due to the local origins of this charitable group, businesses seeking ideas for philanthropic initiatives may be interested in items like silicone wristbands featuring the recognizable trademark pink ribbon associated with breast cancer research efforts.
The Ultimate Dallas
It is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys are financially the most valuable sports 'franchise' in the world, with sports gear emblazoned with the Cowboys' blue star logo offered in retail and souvenir shops from the team's Arlington, Texas stadium to neighboring cities like Fort Worth, Denton, and Duncanville. Other sports teams based in Dallas include Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, who practice and compete at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Major League Soccer team FC Dallas, based in Frisco, and the North American Hockey League's Texas Tornado, also based in Frisco. For tourists less interested in sports and more interested in Dallas cultural, consider visiting the Dallas Arts District, featuring venues like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Cedars neighborhood south of Downtown, where the arts scene began to take off in the early 2000s, or the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, offering colorful public murals and a plethora of vibrant stores and restaurants.