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Texas Ingenuity: Lone Star Inventors, Inventions, and Innovators

by Alan C. Elliott is a collection of informative, and sometimes quirky stories about Lone Star inventions, inventors, and innovators. Each story emphasizes a Texas connection and shows how Texas ingenuity, determination or sheer dumb luck made the person or product famous and successful. Every Texan and Texas visitor hankering for a chuckle and an interesting bit of history will enjoy reading Texas Ingenuity.The book contains four major sections: “The I’s of Texas – Inventions, Inventors & Innovators,” “Tasty Texas – From Cattle Drive to Casual Dining,” “Texas Entertainment – Big Stars from the Lone Star” and “Texas Sports – Ready, Set, Innovate!” Pull up an easy chair, get yourself a frosty glass of Dr Pepper, and learn about the ingenious and imaginative people who made the Lone Star State the best place to live this side of heaven.

This book makes a great gift for any Texan, or as a "get to know Texas" gift for new employees or folks visiting Texas for a convention or vacation.

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Table of Contents

The "I's" of Texas - Inventions, Inventors & Innovators

Tasty Texas - From Cattle Drive to Casual Dining

Texas Sports - Ready, Set, Innovate!


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