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The first settlement in Caddo tribal territory was Bird's Fort on the Trinity River. In 1845, a trading post was established at Mary Le Bone Springs, and about 1876, the town--now known as Arlington--moved to its present site as the railroad was built through.
Today, Arlington is known for sports and thrills. The city is home to some of Texas' best-known family-fun spots, including Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers. In addition, there's action in the AT&T Stadium, home to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. For golfers, the first Audubon-sanctioned golf course in the nation, Tierra Verde Gold, offers a beautiful course on 250 acres of secluded terrain. Arlington Baptist College is home to the historic Top O' Hill Terrace, once America's most notorious gambling destination in the 1930s--a visit can be arranged by calling 817/461-8741 ext. 109.