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Waco is a city in the Blackland Prairie region of north central Texas, in the United States of America.

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  1. Dr Pepper was created by Dr. Charles Alderton at the Old Corner Drugstore in Waco, Texas in 1885.
  2. In 1879, Waco became the first town in Texas and the second in the United States to legalize prostitution, which was outlawed during World War I, when the U.S. Army made the outlawing of prostitution a condition for locating Camp MacArthur in Waco.
  3. In 1978 the first mammoth skeleton was discovered near Waco in what is now one of the most important paleontological sites in the world.
  4. Cargill Foods of Waco grows, processes and sells over 8 million turkeys per year.
  5. In 1970, one hundred years after its completion, the Waco Suspension Bridge became
    the first Waco edifice placed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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