Garland Texas had its starts way before Texas was even a state. The desire for the area was because of its rich black soil. At the time (1800s) cotton was the largest cash crop with the highest desire. Black soil was the most ideal soil for cotton growth and because of the abundance of black soil in the area settlement was immediate. The settlers flocked to the area in hopes of supplying the ever growing cotton demand. By the 1860s the area made enough cotton to support the establishment of two cotton gins. With a full functioning cotton economy the town began to boom and post offices and railroads were put in. As the town continued to grow and people came from across the state to live in the prosperous area. However in the early 1900s a large tornado came through the town and killed over a dozen people and the town was severely destroyed. The town rebuilt and started again but no sooner than the town got up on its feet a huge drought came through making people travel elsewhere for a way to live. The town has recently gone through revitalization with several additions to make the town a new again. With the new face lift on the town the people of the town have found a new light on the town have made it a hip spot for visiting. If you wish to see the artifacts of the town you can stop by the Landmark Museum and see the old rail cars and newspapers of the town. See the history of a true Texas town in Garland.
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While in Garland you should check out the wonderful and wacky amusement park of Hawaiian Falls Water Park. Prepare for a day full of fun whether you are longing out in the sun or catching a few waves in the tidal pool. Ride the Torpedo where you are suspended in the tube waiting for the fallout as you launch through the tub and explode into the water. Head to Wakiki Pool and ride the waves in inner tubes as you feel like you are floating away in the ocean. Over at Splashwater Harbor you can take to the water adventure courses. Take the kids to Keki Kove where the water exploding mushroom, try to climb the rope ladders, slide through the tunnels, and be sure to get wet! If you are looking for some family rivalry head to Pineapple Express a four land race way! Families take to their bellies as they slide up and over bumps and try to make it to the end first. The Kona Kooler is the laziest of lazy rivers as in continues under waterfalls and under bridges. The 65 foot body slide is known as Wakiki Wipeout will let you and your friend race to the end. If you want to take to a water slide that is a full tunnel slip and slide to the Flyin’ Hawaiian tunnels! If you are looking for one giant thrill the Hawaiian Halfpipe is a three person inner tube ride that drops you 40 feet and lets you skate almost over the edge. Sure to be a thrill for the whole family loop into the water park of Texas, Hawaiian Falls.