Bead-Laredo Blue Yellow Acrylic Discs TB
Friday, 13 July 2018
Texas, United States
In 82 Ranger Camp (Crosby Co, p 34 DeL)
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About This Item
This is one of a series of large beads obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named for Texas towns with interesting names or histories. Much of the text is from the online Handbook of Texas, Wikipedia or texasescapes.com. I have small to large connections to most of them, having visited or worked nearby.
Laredo has the distinction of flying seven flags (the Flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande, which is now the flag of the city, in addition to the Six Flags of Texas). Founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a village to the capital of the brief Republic to the largest inland port on the Mexico–United States border. Today, it has four international bridges and one railway bridge.
Beyond learning to play Streets of Laredo on my harmonica and seeing the bad western movie of the same name, I knew nothing of the town until 1960. I lived in Kanas at the time and a buddy of mine overnighted there, then entered Mexico on a road trip to Mexico City and Acapulco. Later, after I moved to Texas, and before TTI airline went under from deregulation, I had several layovers there in my travels around the state. In 1980, my family fled to there to escape to escape Hurricane Allen which struck the coast near where we were living.
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