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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1975

 

  • Gunsmoke the TV series ends after 20 seasons and 635 episodes. Based on drama in and around Dodge City, Kansas Gunsmoke featured Marshal Matt Dillion, Chester and Miss Kitty
  • Shirley Cothran of Denton, Texas becomes Miss America
  • Oklahoma Sooners (11-1-0) repeat as NCAA football national champions
  • The Ford F-150 is introduced (avg cost $3,000) and goes on to become the best-selling vehicle in the US
  • Motorola obtains patent for the first portable mobile phone
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop a BASIC program for the Altair 8800
  • Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC
  • Country music lost one of its legends – Hall of Famer and Texan – Bob Wills

1975 F-150 Ford Motor Co.  1975 motorola phone   1975 cell phone

Shirley Cothran, 1975 Miss America – photo credit, Miss America Organization

Shirley Cothran, 1975 Miss America – photo credit, Miss America Organization