Local traditions and culture in Dallas

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    Stage Performances

    by keeweechic Written Oct 24, 2004

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    Scheduled throughout the day are various performances showcasing intertribal music and dance. There are Drummers and Singers, Choctaw flute player, Hoop dancers as well as traditional dances. Each performance is explained to the audience.

    (American Indian Arts Festival)

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    Events and Food

    by keeweechic Written Oct 24, 2004

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    There are stage performances, children’s activities and cultural demonstrations such as basket making. You can also try some American Indian food – a very different interpretation of the Taco or just munch on a delicious freshly cooked corn cob. You can buy food on a coupon basis ahead of time.

    (American Indian Arts Festival)

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    American Indian Arts Festival

    by keeweechic Written Oct 24, 2004

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    The American Indian Arts Festival and Market is an annual event held in October over a Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes American Indian stalls covering a variety of handcrafts. If you are unfamiliar with the Indian culture, this is a great place to come and learn.

    Location : Annette Strauss Artist Square, 1800 Leonard Street

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    Construction

    by grandmaR Written Sep 28, 2004

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    This area of Texas has the custom of paying contruction workers a bonus for completing the work as quickly as possible. For that reason (and possibly because a lot of the construction workers are Hispanic) one almost never hears about time over-runs. Stadiums, homes and roads - all are built very quickly and efficently.

    They also have the interesting and helpful custom and building schools before they are needed.

    Construction on the highway
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    The First Chili's Restaurant

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 23, 2003

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    The first Chili's restaurant opened in Dallas on Greenville Ave. The building was an old inter-urban electric rail depot with a rail line at that time connecting Dallas to McKinney, Sherman and Denison. The building was later demolished to make way for a new Chili's restaurant and parking lot.

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    More Dallas Firsts

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 23, 2003

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    The first Drive-up bank window opened in 1938 at the Hillcrest State Bank.

    In the early 1920's the first car radio was invented by Henry and possibly the first automatic electric traffic light.

    Mariano Martinez (a restaurateur) invented the frozen Margarita in 1971.

    The first integrated circuit which became the microchip was invented in 1958 by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments.

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    Driving in Dallas

    by Stasigrace Written Aug 19, 2003

    We all know that Texas is not another state, but rather another country. So be forewarned that driving in this foreign country involves making lane changes (from one to three lanes) in the blink of an eye.

    Be vigilant and watch out for someone crossing in front of you. And if you just gotta get over RIGHT NOW, do as the locals do.

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  • well.... this isn't a cultural...

    by kwirtz Written Aug 26, 2002

    well.... this isn't a cultural thing but I did see some homeless people. we walked by them a few times. that was my first experience seeing a homeless person. I was 17 then. may not be a big deal to anyone else, but then it kind of made me sad cause i wanted to help them out.

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