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  1. you can have both of the woody's in centerville........they don't hardly make anything (read some of the labels sometime) they have but sandwiches........they order it from somewhere else.........definitely not the jerky capitol of the world, lol..........
  2. no way, went into the brand new buc ee's near where i live............priced a pecan pie............$30 for a pecan pie...........gimmie a break.........won't be going to anymore buc ee's, lol
  3. on further research......playland park was located on south main, just inside loop 610, bordered by south main-murworth-and lantern drive...further east was kirby...the map shows the outline of where the astrodome was to be and the bridge across 610 and of course no astroworld yet. the 1957 image shows everything....by 64 the racetrack was gone and the partial park remained, the next year that shows is early 70's, everything is gone
  4. the picture that is posted, really clearly, is butler football stadium and baseball complex..........other posters said that meyer wrrapped in 77.......butler stadium was a gleam in someone's eye then. you must be talking about the very dim circle west of the sports complex...possible
  5. one site listed the winners from 59 thru 71 a.j. foyt, gene force, harold smith, don branson, dale swaim, parnelli jones, gordon woolley, ernie derr, ernie derr, jack bowsher, jack bowsher, iggy katona, bobby allison
  6. i believe the pic you see is a baseball field and football field............that would be butler stadium and sports complex on south main.............meyer speedway went down with playland park in the 60's............lol................you young guys are something
  7. right, brown and gold, the golden bear was about 30 ft tall and the drill team was called the gauchos, all girls. last class was in 69 i think, now h.c.c. main campus. the history room is on the second floor and enclosed in glass. famous alum is walter cronkite
  8. the bullet..........the ride my cousin put me on and the one i screamed at the top of my lungs to get off of, lol. playland was a great place, the wooden coaster and the might mouse or something close
  9. yes palm center was on griggs near cananaugh.........it predated all of the future malls in houston. it now belongs to hcc as the southeast campus i think.
  10. i dont know about the rest of the years but i do know who was under that costume in 72-73, a good old friend of mine, david alexander. austin went to state a couple of times in the 50's but did not win either contest. i also remember the scottish brigade and knew several people that were in that organization. that area and the school has real gone done but so have the rest of that end of town. my school is not doing much better but it is still standing and for 83 she still looks pretty good.
  11. according the houston archives, gulfgate opened sept 20, 1956...the first open air mall....(palm center was actually the first one, hcc is there now on griggs rd)....77 stores with 5,500 parking spaces, 802,770 square feet.....150,000 were there for the grand opening. gulfgate was torn down in 2002 and rebuilt as gulfgate center. after palm center came gulfgate, then northline, then almeada and northwest......but don't forget meyerland and westbury square.....memorial city, town and country(completely demolished)......greenspoint somewhere in the mix.....then the mall near n.a.s.a......willow
  12. just inside of 610, about 4 or 5 blocks, i think that there is hotel of some kind there now. the pool must have been filled in
  13. yes, 69th was before garcia...that street and wayside originally were two way streets going north and south. sometime in the late 50's or early 60's they made 69th one way going north and wayside one way going south. garcia i believe was a vietnam veteran with lots of medals from the area'
  14. i dont know if you will come back to this but yes i'm interested..........my email is buffman656565@yahoo.com, thanx gary
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