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Wikipedia: Palestine, Texas
Palestine ( /ˈpælɛstiːn/ pal-e-steen) is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 17,598, and 18,458 in the 2009 estimate. It is the county seat of Anderson County and is situated in East Texas. Palestine was named for Palestine, Illinois, by Daniel Parker.
The largest employer is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which employs more than 3,900. Another 1,600 work at two Wal-Mart distribution centers. Other significant employers include a thriving medical and healthcare sector that tends to the large population of retirees.
Palestine entered the news in February 2003, as one of the East Texas towns that received much of the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, where seven astronauts were killed, including the first Israeli astronaut. Palestine is also home to the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (renamed after the shuttle crash), which has flown 1700 high-altitude balloons for universities and research agencies.
Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Pal·es·tine geographical name \ˈpa-lə-ˌstīn\
Definition of PALESTINE
1ancient region SW Asia bordering on E coast of the Mediterranean & extending E of Jordan River
2region bordering on the Mediterranean on W & Dead Sea on E; a part of the Ottoman Empire 1516–1917, a British mandate 1923–48; now approx. coextensive with Israel and the West Bank
— Pal·es·tin·ian \ˌpa-lə-ˈsti-nē-ən, -nyən\ adjective or noun
The Portal to Texas History
30 October 1905, Palestine (TX) Daily Herald:
Pg. 3. col. 3:("A Joke on the Palestine Man"):
So the Palestinian went to the theatre to see who the beautiful girl from his home might be.
Pg. 4, col. 1:
The following is taken from the Galveston News:
The enterprise of the Palestinians is still causing favorable comment.
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