January 10, 2007

Sealy

Sealy, Texas (50 miles W of Houston) was the birthplace of the modern mattress and the Sealy Mattress Company (now headquartered in North Carolina). For some reason it was also nicknamed "Most Hated Town in Texas" by Forbes magazine. I have no idea how it came to that conclusion.

UPDATE: An anonymous commenter explains the "Most Hated Town in Texas" designation: "it was nicknamed most hated town in the united states because it is mean. In order to 'fit in' in that town, one must have roots there and family members who have been there for years. It was also said that when the Sealy mattress was forced out, that there was a curse put on the town that it will never expand and grow. And till this day it is EXACTLY the same hateful small town it has always been."

The 1886 Preibisch Building - made from bricks fired from Brazos River clay



Port City Stockyards

1929 Texas Theater, now used use as a restaurant and apartments

12-6-52

"Ummmmm - LIFESAVERS, the candy with a hole. Still only 5¢"


Thank you, Sealy!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I just hate Sealy cause it rains every single time I drive through there. But I can see by your pictures that that's not always the case.

So I guess they poured the sidewalk on 12-6-52? COOL.

Chris said...

Maybe that's why it's the most hated town in Texas. I don't understand that.

Yeah, I thought that was a cool detail.

Leslie said...

Many of my FFA steer projects ended up at the Port City Stockyards... (*sniff*)

Chris said...

Awww.... (LOL)

Anonymous said...

it was nick named most hated town in the united states because it is mean. In order to "fit in" in that town, one must have roots there and family members who have been there for years. It was also said that when the Sealy mattress was forced out, that there was a curse put on the town that it will never expand and grow. And till this day it is EXACTLY the same hatefull small town it has always been

Chris said...

Thanks for clearing it up! That is interesting, and I appreciate the explanation. That's a sad way to "run" a town, and a surefire way for it to die a slow death.

Anonymous said...

well..Sealy has a super-walmart now..i say it is growning...even though anyone who tries to start a personal business in Sealy will more than likely fail. Also people in Sealy are cocky and full of themselves and beleive they are the best even though they suck at football these days.

Anonymous said...

i lived in sealy for many years. i graduated from there but didnt alaways live there. it's so true that in order to fit in you must have roots. one group of people run the town and its so unfair. i'm so glad to be out of there!