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Reliant Park and Houston Astrodome

 

Houston

The 69500 capacity Reliant Stadium changes the landscape in Houston with the NFL’s first retractable roof towering over the new home of the Texans and the Rodeo.

Harry Wright

James Wallace Black
Harry Wright, Captain of the Boston Nine
Photographic Baseball Card, 1871

Exotic Critters

Hippopatamus

Hippos are social are social animals that live in groups of 10 to 20 or more. Their bodies are adapted to life in the water – their eyes, ears and noses are set on top of the headand their glands secrete a sticky pink fluid that protects their skin from exposure to water and sun. When threatened by a predator or a rival, a hippo will display its enormous teeth by opening its jaw wide in an attempt to deter the threat. The canine teeth in a hippo’s lower jaw can measure up to 20 inches long and inflict fatal wounds.

Historic Connecticut

Connecticut is an Indian term meaning “upon a long river” The State Flower is the mountain lauyrel, the bird is the Robin, the tree is the White Oak and Motto is “Qui Trantulit Sustinet” – He Who Is Transplanted Still Sustains

Tulsa Zoo

Tulsa Zoo

Jon McLaughlin 3

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Jon McLaughlin