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The Bargain That Lured American Settlers to Texas

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The Bargain That Lured American Settlers to Texas

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In the early 1800s, the Mexican government enticed Americans to move to Texas with the promise of land. The only condition: the settlers had to renounce their U.S. citizenship and declare their allegiance to Mexico.


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Under the wide-open skies of North Texas lie two rival cities: Fort Worth, "the place where the West begins," and Dallas, which rose on the promise of land and opportunity. Fly over both cities' landmarks and explore their histories, unique identities, and bonds. From Friday night lights to the birth of Southwest Airlines to the death of John F. Kennedy, this is a sprawling journey over America's fourth largest metropolis.

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