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HOMEGROWN

Things made in our own back yard
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HOMEGROWN

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Although Dallas is known internationally for oilwells and J.R. Ewing (neither of which can actually be found here), few people know of all the products that are made in Dallas and Fort Worth. So, in order to refresh some memories and enlighten some minds, D did some investigating. We omitted some of the obvious things-like the magazine you’re reading and that Zales jewelry, which we couldn’t afford- and put together a wide sampling of homegrown products. Counterclockwise, from left: a set of Ben Hogan golf clubs from Fort Worth; a silhouette of an F-16 made at the General Dynamics plant in Fort Worth; a desktop calculator from Texas Instruments; Fritos cornchips from Dallas based Frito-Lay; a summer catalog from Dallas’ Horchow Collection; the Dallas Observer, a weekly publication; Trembling Upon Rome, a best-selling novel, written in Dallas by local author Richard Condon; a spring catalog from the Horchow Collection; a history of the last 75 years of the Boy Scouts of America and (the national headquarters for the Boy Scouts is in Irving); rock music publication Buddy; the pride of the Baird family, a loaf of Mrs. Baird’s bread; The Boy Scout Handbook; another F-16 silouhette; a Ben Hogan fairway wood; an evening gown by Dallas designer Victor Costa; Mary Kay Cosmetics; candies from the epicure shop at Neiman-Marcus; a cowboy hat from Garland-based Re-sistol Hats; Dr Pepper from Dr Pepper bottling; a Freeze Sleeve; and Miller beer from the Fort Worth Miller brewery. Maybe we should market a new bumper sticker: “Buy Dallas/Fort Worth.”