Memorial quarters are something special. Houston deserves its own.
The U.S. Mint pushed dozens of memorial districts to honor sacred and beloved national historic sites across the country, a ten-year program that began in 2010 when the final quarter of the state and territory was minted.
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Locations included locations from each state, such as Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, and (finally) the Tuskegee Airmen location at Moton Field in Alabama – the last in the series.
Texas honors went to the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, a 2019 quarter that pays homage to ancient Spanish colonial coins.
San Antonio is a vibrant city with an ingrained history and deserves this recognition. But can Houston get a reputation at some point?
The US mint is silent about what plans are in the works for another quarterly program. But it’s easy to guess that a new program might be coming out soon.
And if so, Houston should be introduced. You heard it here first.
Here’s what Houston seats should be on the next series:
Johnson Space Center
Space city. Enough said.
The eighth wonder of the world deserves George Washington’s treatment.
Houston is a world famous food city. It is time we were recognized for this.
The 26 lanes of Katy Freeway pay homage to our love for cars, oil, and gas (it might be time for a break up).
Recorded disks & tapes
So the world can know DJ Screw and his tracks in the music industry as well as Houston’s deep roots in rap and hip hop.
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