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1 City (1990 pop. 84,770), seat of Alachua co., N central Fla.; inc. 1869. The Univ. of Florida is a major source of employment in the city. Agriculture and the manufacture of electronic equipment add to the economy. Points of interest, in addition to the huge campus of the university and the museums there, are Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's home in nearby Cross Creek, and many natural sinkholes, such as Devils Millhopper (said to be the largest in Florida).

2 City (1990 pop. 17,885), seat of Hall co., N central Ga., on Lake Lanier, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts.; inc. 1821. It is a trade center for NE Georgia and has poultry-processing, clothing and textile, lumber, furniture, and pharmaceutical industries. Brenau Univ. is there. Riverside Military Academy and Chattahoochee National Forest are nearby.

3 Town (1990 pop. 14,256), seat of Cooke co., N Tex., on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; inc. 1873. It is the commercial and industrial hub of a farm and oil area. Electrical equipment; metal, plastic, and fiberglass products; and tools are among its manufactures. Gainesville was founded (1850) on the California Trail; later it became a stopping point on the Chisholm TrailChisholm Trail,
route over which vast herds of cattle were driven from Texas to the railheads in Kansas after the Civil War. Its name is generally believed to come from Jesse Chisholm, a part-Cherokee trader who, in the spring of 1866, drove his wagon, heavily loaded with
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. Historical markers are on various houses, churches, and sites of early Native American raids.

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