Houston, Texas has a remarkable history including “Houston” being the first word spoken from the Moon!
Houston founded on Aug. 30 by brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen, who pay just over $1.40 per acre for 6,642 acres of land near the headwaters of Buffalo Bayou. I bought a cup of coffee today, it was just over $3/cup!
Houston History page on the Houston Real Estate site offers a good timeline: http://www.texasbest.com/houston/history.html
Earliest measurable snow ever recorded in the Houston area.
The morning of December 4th, 2009 started out cold and rainy but ended with a blanket of snow across the Houston area. It was the earliest measurable snow ever recorded in the Houston area.
Snow fell for eight to nine hours, dropping two to five inches of snow from Edna to Richmond with about an inch of snow in Houston.
Thanks to ABC13 for this information http://abc13.com/…/earliest-houston-snowfall-in-hi…/2736266/
Pictured is the Houston snow storm of 1895.
If you were around in 1951, you’d be familiar with this skyline of Houston, Texas!
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One of the landmarks of downtown Houston, TX was, and is, the Rice Hotel!
Nice article on the Chronicle site with a great selection of historic and modern photos of the hotel/The Post Rice Lofts:
Great photo, courtesy of https://www.pinterest.com/hiltonhouston/
Caption reads: From the June 26, 1963, Houston Chronicle: “Peeking through pylon — Take a peek through one of the towering pylons which mark the Bellaire Triangle shopping center, bounded by Bellaire Blvd., Chimney Rock and Richmond Road. This view is from the corner of Chimney Rock and Richmond Road., soon to be changed to Bissonnet.”