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Texas Ingenuity : Lone Star Inventions, Inventors & Innovators (Paperback) (Alan C. Elliott)
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Imagination is bigger in Texas, too. This collection of inspiring and often quirky stories highlights dozens of examples of innovation from Lone Star history. The Hamill brothers devised a better oil well to reach gushers at Spindletop. The first Neiman-Marcus store opened in Dallas in 1907, revolutionizing the retail fashion world. Astroturf emerged at the Astrodome in 1966. Fritos and corn dogs are just two ubiquitous snack foods claimed as Texan originals. Houston native, and civil rights activist, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan rose to national prominence as a voice of unity during the Watergate scandal. Author Alan C. Elliott details these and many more lessons in success in Texas Ingenuity.
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: History, Technology, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Alan C. Elliott
Street Date: December 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-2445
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