Smoke, sound, and fury at the Large
Dangerous Rocket Ship launchpad.
By William Gurstelle
Happy, Texas, (or “The Town Without a Frown” as it is
called locally) is disproportionately well-known considering
it is pretty much just a wide spot in the road: a Texas
Panhandle cow town with a population of 647. The 1999
movie Happy, Texas, starring Steve Zahn and William H.
Macy, gave the town a modicum of national attention.
More recently, Happy was the default location for the weather box on Google’s personalized home pages. >>
Photography by Neil McGilvray and Rockets Magazine
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