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In 1834, Robert Hurd and his kinfolk settled on a parcel of land in what's now present-day Arlington. A religious Presbyterian, Hurd named the city after his favourite church hymn. within the overdue 1800s, the small city of Arlington observed growth within the kind of railroads. The mid-1930s have been specially wealthy, because the city loved a bustling company middle that incorporated six grocery shops. The well-known Arlington Homecoming pageant started in 1946 and ran for fifty years. within the Nineteen Nineties, George Herbert Bush and William Jefferson Clinton made presidential crusade stops right here, making heritage during this quiet, small city. the guts of this city are available in its voters, their church buildings, colleges, and companies, and their neighborhood park. present and previous citizens alike percentage fond stories in their small-town way of life and are proud to be Arlingtonians.

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