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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1986

ASTRODOME LOOKING EAST FROM ROOFTOP OF ADJACENT RELIANT STADIUM (NEW NFL-RODEO STADIUM). - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX HAER TX-108-1
Cavender’s opens its first of 11 Houston stores.

Jar of Skippy Peanut butter costs $1.49.

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IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.

Photo Credit - ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Photo Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame


Tuff Hedeman, Gainesville, Texas wins first of three PRCA world championship in bull riding.

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Another “tuff” hombre, Mike Tyson, becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history.


“Crocodile” Dundee is one of the year’s top movies. Dundee, starring Paul Hogan, delights western audiences with his Australian “bushman” swagger.

Blue Bell Jeans 1986
Blue Bell Manufacturing (Wrangler) merges with VF Corporation, making VF one of the two largest jeans makers in the world.

 

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