A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 19, 2008
Branson of Texas (Granbury nickname)

Granbury in Hood County has been called the “Branson of Texas.” Like the city of Branson in Missouri, Granbury has several family-friendly entertainment venues, such as Granbury Live, Granbury Opera House, Granbury Riverboat, and Starfire Music Theatre


Wikipedia: Granbury, Texas
Granbury is a city in Hood County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,718. It is the county seat of Hood County and the principal city of the Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Granbury, TX—Official Website
Granbury is a dynamic and growing community located approximately 30 miles Southwest of Fort Worth, Texas on US Highway 377, often referred to as the NAFTA Highway.  Nestled around Lake Granbury, which was created in 1969 by damming the Brazos River, Granbury offers a unique dichotomy of both historic attractions and present day accommodations and shopping.  Our historic square remains in many ways just as it was in the late 1800’s.  Many of the buildings on the square are registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House.  We invite you to come visit us and see “Where Texas History Lives”.

Wikipedia: Branson, Missouri
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It was named for Rueben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. Historically, Branson was a small city. Today it is sometimes referred to as a “Family-Friendly Las Vegas” because of the numerous shows and attractions, as well as the flashy building decorations and neon lights. The population was 6,050 at the 2000 census. The Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area embraces Stone and Taney counties.

Branson is located 213 miles Southeast of Kansas City, 253 miles Southwest of St. Louis, and 44 miles South of Springfield.

TourTexas.com
Get Away to Granbury… The “Branson” of Texas

An unexpected jewel awaits you nestled in the heart of the Brazos River Valley alongside Lake Granbury.

Nostalgic, memorable, family-oriented describe the experiences at Granbury’s many attractions. You’ll enjoy the best in live musical and variety performances as well as the quality of professional entertainers.

Sunlight or starlight - cruises aboard the Star of Lake Granbury rekindle the spirit as you relax on deck. A leisurely stroll through the charming Victorian downtown reminds you of a time gone by as you search for treasures in more than 40 unique shops and boutiques.

Sing along to professional, family musical entertainment at Granbury Live where toe-tapping is contagious. Enjoy live Branson-style musical entertainment at the Warm Country Heart Theatre or a Broadway style musical in the 1886 ambience of the Granbury Opera House.

Great Race Garage
Great Race Texas Returns to Granbury in 2008
This entry was posted on Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 6:40 am
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Granbury has been branded as the Branson of Texas. Unique shopping opportunities on the historic square, three live theater venues, a riverboat that produces a verity of cruise activities, excellent dining establishments, several wineries, art displays and historical sites, a drive in theater, numerous special events, over 25 charming bed and breakfast inns and several new hotels complete the product mix.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, March 19, 2008 • Permalink