Monday, May 9, 2016
Solving The Mystery Of The Wichita Falls Horses Of Many Colors
Soon thereafter I saw another Horse of Many Colors. And then another. And another.
I have now lost track of how many of what I thought were Wichita Falls Horses of Many Colors I have seen.
This morning I came upon the Horse of Many Colors you see above as I walked to the entry to the Market Street grocery store, which my local adviser advised me was the best grocery store in Wichita Falls.
Soon upon entering Market Street I realized it was the same as Market Street in Colleyville. I vaguely recollect when the Market Street opened in Colleyville that part of the story was the store was based in Wichita Falls. Or was it Amarillo?
Anyway, a few days into being in Wichita Falls I realized the Horses of Many Colors were actually Mustangs of Many Colors.
The university which is a couple blocks north of my new abode is Midwestern State University.
I believe the MSU mascot is a Mustang. There is a statue on the MSU campus of a group of Mustangs.
Are all these Mustangs of Many Colors a city-wide thing like when Seattle did the same thing with Pigs of Many Colors back in the previous decade? Many towns back earlier in this century did a similar thing.
I recollect Dallas tried it with Pegasus statues.
If I remember right that particular Dallas effort did not go well.
Tacoma had Salmon of Many Colors all over Tacoma, as late as 2008.
Anyway, I'm having myself a mighty fine time adjusting to a new town. And last night I got to experience my first Wichita Falls Thunderstorm. The booming did not last long. But a lot of water dropped.