In November 1841, the city of Dallas, Texas, was founded by John Neely Bryan, who settled on the east bank of the Trinity near a natural ford.. Bryan had picked the best spot for a trading post to serve the population migrating into the region. The ford, at the intersection of two major Indian traces, provided the only good crossing point for miles.
In present day, John Neely Bryan’s log cabin is in downtown Dallas.
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