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Pleasanton Weekly

Cover Story - February 8, 2008

Birthplace of the Cowboy

Pleasanton, Texas a rural, friendly town where people who don't know each other wave 'hello' and 'goodbye'

by Janet Pelletier

It's a pleasant town--the "land of the live oaks and friendly folks" they call it.

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Sources: Kansastravel.org, Pleasantonkansas.org, Buffalo County Historical Society

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Posted by Jack Keller, Pleasanton, TX
a resident of another community
on Feb 8, 2008 at 10:44 am

Janet, thanks for steering me here. I enjoyed our conversation and your article. Only thing I found wrong was the name of the restaurant -- The Stage Stop, not State Stop -- but other than that it looks just like Pleasanton (Texas, of course) does. Thanks again.


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Posted by southbay reader
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2008 at 8:42 am

Nicely written piece of work. You really got to the "heart and soul" of Pleasanton.


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Posted by katee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I found the article interesting but thought the map was crass. Was it necessary to list the average annual income by the city names? It looked like the map was comparing the cities just to say "We are richer!" I think leaving the annual income off completely would have been a better choice, especially as the article did not really have much to do with money but quality of life. Also average income means nothing without additional info, such as average cost of living.


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Posted by Steve A
a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I think the income stat was to compare cost of living versus earning potential. I dont think anyone in Pleasanton CA thinks they are so rich or better than other parts of the US from my experience. I have family that lived there since the 50s, and at that time it was orchards and a lot of open space with a big nuke Lab down the street.