Ain’t No Saguaro In Texas

ImageThe saguaro is often used as an emblem in commercials and logos that attempt to convey a sense of the Southwest,even if the product has no connection to Arizona or the Sonoran Desert. For instance, no saguaros are found within 250 miles (400 km) of El Paso, Texas, but the silhouette is found on the label of Old El Paso brand products.Though the geographic anomaly has lessened in recent years, Western films once enthusiastically placed saguaros in Monument Valley of Arizona as well as New Mexico, Utah, and Texas. There are no wild saguaros anywhere in such western U.S. states as Texas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, or Nevada, nor in the high deserts of northern Arizona. To point this out, the Texas rockabilly band the Reverend Horton Heat has a song “Ain’t No Saguaro In Texas”.

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  1. Christina says:

    That’s an interesting tidbit of information! I guess people are just overly excited about Saguaros…

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