What piece of technology provides added enjoyment to dating couples in both New York City and Waco, Texas? It is the cable manufactured by the J. Roebling Company. That is the type of cable that can be found in Waco’s Suspension Bridge. It is also the type of cable that stretches across sides of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Since 1810 Waco’s Suspension Bridge has allowed Waco singles to cross the Brazos River while on a date. Since 1810 the Suspension bridge in Waco has permitted dating couples to have a longer walk along the same River. And the Suspension Bridge has served Waco’s dating couples in yet another way. It has been the location for many years of Brazos Nightly Concerts.
Still, the Suspension Bridge should not be viewed as the largest contribution to entertainment for Waco singles. In fact, dating in Waco takes place in many different spots. Some daters, for example like to stroll through one or more of the local museums. For instance, one might find such couples in either the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame or the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
While dating pairs visiting those museums generally share the experience of being a resident in Waco, not all dating couples in Waco have that same shared experience. Sometimes the young people of Waco derive real benefits from the fact that they live in the “Heart o’ Texas.” Sometimes, such young people choose to date a Waco visitor, and often that visitor is someone who is attending the Heart o’ Texas Fair and Rodeo.
The present-day Fair, unlike the Fairs of the past, reaches out to dating couples of all races and ethnicities. Some couples, for example, might be familiar with the exploits of Bill Pickett. He was the first African-American cowboy admitted to the Cowboy Hall of Fame. When Bill was 18, then he too went out on dates. He usually dated Maggie Turner, the woman he eventually married.
There are no records to indicate whether or not Bill Pickett ever attended a rodeo in Waco. Yet the fact that Bill had become well-respected for his bull-dogging abilities would suggest that such records are not necessary. Bill Pickett’s fame would lead almost anyone to suspect that had did appear at a rodeo in Waco. Perhaps Maggie was there with him.
Perhaps Maggie watched admiringly as Bill jumped off his horse and grabbed a steer by its horns. Perhaps she felt a sense of pride and love as she watched him bite the steer’s lips and bring it to the ground. Maybe Maggie knew in her heart that Bill Pickett had the sort of abilities that could put him in the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Maybe some of the dating couples in Waco have traveled to Oklahoma and have visited that Hall of Fame. Maybe their tales about that trip will bring other dating couples to the Cowboy Hall of Fame. That would certainly please the spirit of Bill Pickett’s old dating partner, Maggie Turner.