What most cities paid for in blood, Dallas financed in dollars. The interest rate is so high no good economist would have advised in favor of a contract outlining the accommodation made. However, the treatise was agreed upon not by economists or even lawyers. It was truly one of desperation...We never dared whisper what we were really ransoming. We never articulated what it was we were financing. Yet, if we all sit quietly and go back in our hearts, each from our own perspective, we can see that Fair Park and it’s activities, were the collateral.