The Prairie Sky is Wide and HighWhen I talk to groups in Texas about the need for prairie conservation and restoration, I try to convey that prairies are a cultural and historical part of Texas heritage in addition to an ecological part.

Wandering Dave, on his blog, just reminded me of another piece of evidence: Deep in the Heart of Texas

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in the heart of Texas.

The prairie sky is wide and high

Deep in the heart of Texas.

The sage in bloom is like perfume
Deep in the heart of Texas.

Reminds me of the one I love
Deep in the heart of Texas.

Deep in the Heart of Texas, 1941, by Hershey and Swander

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