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Don't Mess With Texas: The Story Behind the Legend

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Don't Mess With Texas: The Story Behind the Legend
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By: Tim McClure and Roy Spence

Don't Mess with Texas. From its origins as an anti-littering slogan, the phrase became recognized all over America as the unofficial motto of the state of Texas. In this fun and nostalgic retrospective, Tim McClure and Roy Spence of GSD&M, the ad agency that developed the campaign, share photos, trivia, and stories about "Don't Mess with Texas" and the famous commercials, celebrities, and musicians who made it a beloved part of Lone Star lore.


Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Idea City Press
Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.3 inches

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