24 Hours in Canton at the “World’s Largest Flea Market”
The town of Canton doesn’t show up right away when you call up a map of Texas online. Zoom in on the Dallas–Fort Worth area, though, and the hidden gem, about an hour southeast of Dallas on Interstate 20, finally appears.It normally has a population of less than 4,000, but for four days every month, Canton swells up to about 100,000 when people flock to what’s billed as the largest flea market in the world, spanning four hundred acres. The market’s roots go back to the 1850s, when the circuit-court judge came to Canton to hold court on the first Monday of the month, attracting residents from around the region who would come to sell livestock and other goods. It evolved into what is now…View Original Post
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