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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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For interested job-seekers, American Home Products will be accepting job applications through the Gainesville Career Center of the Georgia Department of Labor at 2756 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville, GA 30504.
Gainesville is home to the State of Florida's top research university, the University of Florida, which fosters the development of innovative businesses seeking to change the world," said Michael Gallagher, chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Over the years, more and more Gainesville people joined the society as fewer Jacksonville people remained members.
The CH2M HILL Gainesville office has teamed with GRU on numerous water and wastewater projects and will provide local support throughout the course of this project.
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The Gainesville Sun reported that a retired University of Florida professor had been urging the mayor for several years to issue the religious proclamation.
On a set plastered with old copies of the Gainesville Sun, the play featured missives on war, Yankees, traffic, segregation, gun control, Hooters, tourism and other topics hot enough to provoke Floridians to air their views in print.
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