Texas | A slice of Americana4 min read 05 Aug 2011, 10:38 PM IST
Texas | A slice of Americana
There was a time when America’s south-west was a sprawling, harsh, unforgiving land where sombre, sombrero-wearing, gun-slinging rancheros and crusty cattlemen struggled to survive. Somehow, the towns there grew, families developed roots, and suddenly there were a large number of people who realized that the entertainment provided by church fairs alone wouldn’t cut it. They needed a place where the entire county could gather, compare each other’s livestock, shake a leg at a dance, and deep-fry some animals in batter, or some sugar in dough, or both. And perhaps it was thus that the great fairs and festivals of the south-west came into being.
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