50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1971


  • Phyllis George of Denton, Texas wins Miss America Pageant
  • The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old when the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified
  • Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator
  • Dodge Charger is $3,579 and uses a lot of 40 cents/gallon gas
  • Seeking younger, more urban viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming including The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and Hee Haw; the shows survive in syndication
  • George Strait enlists in the United States Army. While stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division, Strait began performing with a U.S. Army-sponsored band, “Rambling Country“. Strait was honorably discharged from the Army in 1975
  • Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ by Charlie Pride tops the country charts
Credit – Miss America Organization

Phyllis George; Credit – Miss America Organization

1971 Dodge Charger coupe (6336076359)

1971 Dodge Charger; Credit – Wiki Commons

George strait 2005 cropped

George Strait; Credit – Wiki Commons