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37 Medical Requirements Unless you’re arriving from an area known to be suffering from an epidemic (particularly cholera or y ellow fever), inoculations or vaccinations are not r equired for entr y into the United States. S. What You Can Take Home from Texas Canadian Citizens: For a clear summar y of Canadian r ules, write for the booklet I Declare, issued b y the Canada Bor der 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CUSTOMS Every visitor 21 years of age and older may bring in, free of duty, the following: (1) 1 liter of wine or har d liquor; (2) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars (but not fr om Cuba), or 3 pounds of smoking tobacco; and (3) $100 worth of gifts.
Often itinerant or immigrant—down-and-dirty and flush with cash. A Texas sailor. ). 2 LO O K I N G B A C K AT T E X A S Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, transforming the agricultural economy and bringing riches to many other Texans. The discovery of “black gold” produced a spate of ne w Texas boomtowns, with an influx of wor kers—known as wildcatters and mavericks—hoping that a little hard work in the oil fields would translate into rapid wealth. Texas celebrated its centennial in 1936 with the Texas Centennial E xposition in Dallas at F air P ark.
ZZ Top, fr om H ouston, star ted out in swaggering blues-r ock territor y, singing about “Tush” and “LaGrange” before their TEXAS IN DEPTH 28 T E X A S I N P O P C U LT U R E 2 Club Foot and Liber ty Lunch, Austin has embraced a dispr oportionate share of legendary, belo ved, and no w-defunct liv e music v enues. Gilley’s and Billy B ob’s, two huge, slick honky-tonks still going strong in H ouston and F ort Worth, ar e important national sho wcases for traditional countr y and r edneck r ock bands, while classic small-to wn Texas dance halls such as Gruene H all (in G ruene, pr onounced “green,” located south of A ustin, smack in the middle of N ew B raunfels) keep the flame burning.