Updated at 2024-02-27
The crystal ornament in the picture is in the shape of a cowboy boot. Unlike conventional boots, this one has a smooth, thin leather sole, making it easier to enter and exit stirrups. Cowboy boots generally have elevated and sturdy heels to lock into the stirrup to prevent slipping out of stirrups. Cowboy boots are made mainly from oxhide. Ostrich, alligator, and snake leather are used as well. Regardless of the leather, cowboy boots are water-resistant and extend past the ankle to withstand the harshest environments. The functionality of cowboy boots shows the hard life that people endured in the west. Today, cowboy boots have become an icon of American culture and will undoubtedly inspire people for generations to come.
Alliance Date: January 12, 2007
Area: 909 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 2,687,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Dallas County is the second-largest county in Texas and the ninth-largest county in the United States. It is an airline hub for Southwest Airlines and known as "the City of Communication Industry" as well. Furthermore, it has a leading position in health care, technology, finance service, national defense and transportation industry in the U.S.