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Grand Prairie

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Grand Prairie is a city located in Dallas and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is also a part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Grand Prairie is a southwestern suburb of Dallas with a population of 175,396 according to the 2010 census making it the fifteenth most populous city in the state of Texas.HistoryThe city of Grand Prairie was first established as Dechman by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. Dechman, who was from Birdville, learned that he could trade his oxen and wagons for land in Dallas County. In 1863, Dechman bought of land on the eastern side of the Trinity River and of timber land on the west side of the river for a broken-down wagon, oxen team and US$200 in Confederate money. He tried to establish a home on the property, but ran into difficulties, so he returned to his family in Birdville before joining in the Civil War. In 1867 he filed a town plat consisting of with Dallas County.
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