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Houston’s First-Ever City Song

Did you know that Houston had its own official city song back in the early 20th century?

Houston’s city flag.
Houston’s city flag.

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 — 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. 

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He...

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