Why Doesn’t Dallas Use the Trinity River as a Port? Curious Texas Investigates

The Trinity River -- the longest river contained within a single state -- runs 710 miles from the Red River in far northern Texas down to an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.John Neely Bryan -- a trader, a lawyer and Dallas’ founder -- persuaded families to settle along the east bank of the Trinity. But despite it being credited for Dallas’ existence, the narrow strip of river located west of downtown Dallas doesn’t get as much action as other rivers across the United States.  Continue reading...

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