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Houston’s First-Ever City Song Took Some Liberties with History

Did you know that Houston had its own official city song back in the early 20th century? Nope? Well, neither did the folks at Preservation Houston — that is until they received a donation of the first-ever Houston flag and started digging around for information on it. It seems the flag — and the song […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaDid you know that Houston had its own official city song back in the early 20th century? Nope? Well, neither did the folks at Preservation Houston — that is until they received a donation of the first-ever Houston flag and started digging around for information on it.

It seems the flag — and the song — were born at the same time but perhaps not seen nor heard since.

David Bush from Preservation Houston explains how the song came about, and we hear members of Houston Saengerbund perform it.

(Above: Houston’s city flag. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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