Date: Tue, 22 Feb 1994 01:26:59 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: [u]/[ju]/[au] in Houston
Texas County is the largest county in Missouri, and Houston is its county
seat. It's in the middle of the Ozarks Plateau, so the older locals
would be likely to say [hjust n] and the younger ones perhaps [just n].
In all the discussion of 'Houston' we should keep spelling pronunciation
Texas County was organized in 1845, the year Texas became a state. Dallas
County, Missouri, was organized in 1844, but I'm not sure whether it was named
for the Texas city. Texas Co and Houston were named to honor the new state.
Moses Austin, one of the earliest settlers of Texas, was living in Missouri
when he got his land grant. DMLance