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Known years ago as a “cow town” whose streets were filled with clumping boots and bobbing cowboy hats and prancing horseflesh with herds of cattle being auctioned off at the stockyards, Houston has retained the image as the place for the “pioneer spirit” even though these days the element of sophistication has grown almost as prevalent as routine rodeo competitions. Houston as a “cow town” is a connotation that probably will never quite disappear altogether, in spite of the huge Port of Houston, the nation’s largest in international tonnage and second nationally in total tonnage and the oil business that made so many unbelievably wealthy. Also known as the Bayou City, Houston has a waterway system many ships traverse daily and is home to more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies.

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