Eye on Texas T heads up into the Texas Panhandle to visit Turkey Texas
As the home of Bob Wills (1905-1975), you better like Western Swing music if you live here. In 1950 he had two top 10 hits - "Ida Red Likes the Boogie" and "Faded Love". Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, with Bob on the fiddle, toured regular and gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s. He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968.
Approximately four hundred people enjoy the semi-arid climate of Turkey Texas.
From Wikipedia, an ESPN 2007 broadcast said there were only three towns named Turkey in the USA.
In November 2011, animal rights group PETA petitioned the town to rename itself to "Tofurkey".
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.