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By Helen Bryant

Bragging is a long-cherished culture within the Lone megastar country. however the truth is Texas does have extra designated humans, locations, occasions, innovations, and items - the 1st, biggest, or in basic terms consultant in their variety - than the other nation within the Union. TEXAS can boast of: the tallest capitol development (seven toes taller than the Washington capitol, the largest country reasonable, tallest ferris wheel (Dallas), the 1st air-conditioned domed stadium (Houston), the 1st U.S. Air Base (San Antonio), the main Dairy Queens, and masses extra!

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In 1918 he decided to start his own restaurant and opened Martinez Cafe, serving American dishes only, on McKinney Avenue. A few at a time, he began adding Mexican entrees to the menu, which proved so successful that in 1922, he renamed his restaurant El Fenix and reopened as what was likely the first Mexican restaurant in Dallas. El Fenix introduced several times beloved by Tex-Mex eaters: the combination plate and the cheese enchilada (see entry). The Martinez Page 46 family also made Wednesday famous when they touted it as Enchilada Day to promote their second restaurant in Oak Cliff.

She married conductor Leopold Stokowski in 1911 but divorced him in 1923. She taught at the Julliard School and was the only American on the piano faculty there for many years. Samaroff was also the first woman music critic of the New York Evening Post. She taught at the Philadelphia Con- Page 25 servatory and made many recordings for radio and TV. Samaroff died in 1948. First Negro Nationalistic Novel Sutton Griggs, the son of a former slave, was born in Texas in 1872; as had his father, he became a Baptist minister.

W. L. Moody & Company handled a lot of Texas cotton and, in 1894, built the first dockside compress in Texas. Almost a decade later, Moody also built a large complex of presses and warehouses on the west end of Broadway; demolition of those buildings began in 1996 after they had sat vacant for many years. S. All those shiny metal rocks you get your Sunday paper from have to be made somewhere. Are they were likely made in shiner by the Kaspar Wire Works. The company began in 1895 when August Kaspar figured out that the older style, smooth fence wirewhich had been replaced by barbed wirewas good for making containers.

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