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Burn Down the Houston Tire Fire

I love pictures of historical Houston. The city changes so much because no one cares. So many awesome buildings are demolished, entire neighborhoods destroyed. The face of the city can change completely in but a few years. Old pictures of Houston provide a crazy perspective of the city, where entire areas are entirely unrecognizable. That is why it is so exciting to see something that hasn’t changed over the years. Rice campus and downtown are excellent examples of this.

Bayou City History does an OK job covering this historical chameleon that is Houston. What you didn’t know was that at one point Houston was more or less Springfield.

One of the eternal mainstays of the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, dating from the first season, is the Springfield Tire Fire.

When the Simpsons was subtle and funny

Well, ‘ol timey Houston had its very own tire fire!

Someone still hasn't Burned Down Rice!

In fact, Houston has had many odd Springfield-esque establishments. For example, a failed monorail!

I call the big one Bitey!

That was the only folly the people of Houston ever embarked upon.

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