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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1981

Ronald Reagan with cowboy hat 12-0071M edit

Cowboy boots and hats return to The White House; as Ronald Reagan is inaugurated 40th President of the US

Cavender's Boot City 1981

Cavender’s grows to five stores and became the hot spot for cowboy boots in East Texas the name was changed to “Cavender’s Boot City”

George Strait recorded “Unwound” It was released in April 1981 as his debut single and it served as the lead-off single from his debut album Strait Country. It peaked at #6 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Steer Wrestler Byron Walker, Ennis, Texas wins the World Championship, Walker would make 16 trips to the NFR

Steer Wrestler Byron Walker, Ennis, Texas wins the World Championship, Walker would make 16 trips to the NFR


Jim Shoulders & Billy Martin star in Miller Lite commercial

Big sky country got bigger; first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia

Big sky country got bigger; first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia

Iran releases 52 American hostages, who had been held for 444 days

This was also the first year that the Word Internet was mentioned

 

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