Notes on the Geography of The Western United States: Big Bend: Photo 51
Some have dreamed of bigtime tourism. The best example is probably the Lajitas Golf Resort, begun in the late 1970s by a Houston developer. The place was auctioned in 2000 to a man from Austin who spent $100 million to make the place exclusive enough to join Leading Hotels of the World. No go: in 2007 the place sold for $13.5 million to a Dallas businessman who replaced $50 steaks with the chicken-fried kind.
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