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Sunday, June 21, 2009

First Monday - Canton, Texas

Canton, a town of just over 5,000 residents, is located on Hwy 20 east of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and known for its First Monday Trade Days. The First Monday Trade Days was originally a swap meet that coincided with the district court meetings and has now grown to a marketplace of over 100 acres. During trade days, which take place the four days before the first Monday of each month, the town attracts over 300,000 people and has become the largest flea market in the world. Canton has an interesting history which can be viewed on the Chamber of Commerce Web Page. Be sure to take comfortable walking shoes or there are some other modes of transportation for rent to scoot around the market. Print off a map of the vendors before you go.

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