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The city was founded in 1889 as "Gorbit," but the name later changed to "Kit." In 1903, when plans and establishment began for a larger city, it was renamed Irving, which many believe was due to the fact that the mayor's wife's favorite author was Washington Irving.
Today, Irving is known for its busy metropolitan area, downtown, modern architecture and city layout, city skyline, as the home of the world's largest equestrian sculpture, for its number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, and lush trees planted throughout the city.
People Born in Irving
Irving in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1991 to film scenes of the movie Leap of Faith.