Lone Star State

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This is a power point to share with friends abroad. It has video (swf) of rodeo and an anchoring clip, along with photos of my family, Texas traditions--and a few shots of Utah, too.

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Lone Star State

  1. 1. The Lone Star State Lauren Williamson Ambassadorial Scholar District 5790
  2. 2. Mi Familia!!!! UTAH
  3. 3. Professional Life <ul><li>Floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, biodiesel, murders, gangs, immigrant issues </li></ul><ul><li>Oil Refining Investigation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anchoring Video
  5. 5. Hurricane IKE 1 year later…
  6. 6. Big Tex <ul><li>Texas State Fair was Texas Centennial in 1886 </li></ul><ul><li>50-ft Santa turned 52-ft cowboy in 1952 </li></ul><ul><li>75 gallon hat </li></ul><ul><li>1953 “Howdy Folks!” </li></ul><ul><li>2000 he waved </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bison - LLELA <ul><li>Buffalo or bison? </li></ul><ul><li>Prehistoric creatures, close to extinction now </li></ul><ul><li>Home, home on the range?… laws to limit the shooting of bison date back to 19 th century </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rodeo Video
  9. 9. REAL Cowboys(& girls)! <ul><li>Vaqueros, hired ranch hands, cattle drives </li></ul><ul><li>LOTS of ranch land, Texas A&M “aggies,” FFA (Future Farmers of America) </li></ul><ul><li>Cowgirl museum in “Cow Town”, Ft Worth Stock yards </li></ul><ul><li>TX music, bar/saloon, two-steppin’, square dancin’ (more on this in a moment!) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Traditions <ul><li>The 1 st real Thanksgiving 1541 in Palo Duro Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>Neiman Marcus & Christmas extravagance! (thanks to rich oilers from Spindletop 1901) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Trivia & Tunes <ul><li>Notable Texans </li></ul><ul><li>Two Step & Twang </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dixie Chicks </li></ul></ul>Songs about love, alcohol, God and country… Kevin Fowler- Texas Country!
  12. 12. Gainesville RC <ul><li>61 members in town of 16.5 thousand people </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Wed @ noon at First Baptist Church, recite pledge of Allegiance and Texas pledge </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras Water Filters, Wheelchair program in Leon Mexico, summer food program for students, food and coat drives… plus so much more! </li></ul><ul><li>Polio Dinner in Abilene in October (raised $50k!) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lauren in London How has this not changed me? Culture Shock! Food, public transportation, trains, language, time constraints, pub culture Traveling! Paris, Gran Canaria, North England… more to come I’m sure Strength! C hallenging courses, personal trials and growth, budgeting, education, friendships Check my BLOG for more info!!!!

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