Dallas is a city situated in the state of Texas, United States. Famous for its hot, humid summers and cowboys, Dallas is a large metropolitan city sitting on the ninth ranking of the most populated cities of United States. The city has a unique and rich history. Its captivating multicultural heritage displays diversity. There are several fascinating and intriguing facts about Dallas and its history.
1. The Country’s biggest arts district is in Dallas
Planned and built in the year 2009, the Dallas Arts District is the largest in the country. Located in the centre of downtown Dallas, this arts’ district is constructed to cover up to 19 major city blocks on approximately 70 acres of land.
Here, you will come across various history museums and venues showcasing different phases of the history of United States. Also it consists of many arts galleries celebrating different heritages and genres of fine art. We can safely refer to it as the melting point of the United States heritage. Here is a look through the Dallas Art District.
2. The famous “German chocolate cake” was first made in Dallas.
“German chocolate cake” is one of the most popular cakes in United States. As the name suggests, it is widely believed that the cake has is origin in the German dessert cuisine. But contrary to this popular belief, this cake was actually first made in Dallas by a baker named Sam German.
The dessert mainly got popular when its recipe was published as the “Recipe of the Day” by Dallas Morning Star, back in the year 1957.
3. The first margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
A local restaurant owner of Dallas was the first person who invented the “frozen margarita machine” over four decades back. By taking inspiration from Slurpee machine at 7-Eleven, the owner of the restaurant Mariano Martinez made advancements in a used soft-serve ice cream machine to build a machine for producing frozen margarita.
This ingenuous piece of work would help in producing the drink in large quantities. Martinez’s creation resulted in making the frozen margarita the most famous alcoholic drink in United States.
4. The microchip was first created in Dallas.
In the year 1958, an employee called Jack S. Kilby of the famous Texas Instruments company was the one to create a microchip. This microchip turned out to be the greatest innovation in the field of electronics.
This chip then contributed towards the advancement and creation of the technology used in personal computers and mobile phones. Jack S. Kilby has also helped in the invention of various other technologies such as thermal printer and handheld calculators.