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The 28th State - admitted to the Union Dec. 29, 1845
State Name - from Tejas, Indian word meaning Friendly
State Capital - Austin
State Dish - Chili
Coastline - Approximately 367 miles
Rivers and Streams - More than 3,700
Lakes - More than 5,175 square miles (Toledo Bend Reservoir, covering 35 square
miles is the largest in Texas)
Highest point - Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet
Land mass - 266,807 square miles
Population - (1991) 17,349,000 ranked third among the 50 states
State Bird - Mockingbird
State Fish - Guadalupe Bass
State Flower - Bluebonnet
State Gem - Topaz
State Grass - Sideoats Grama
State Motto - Friendship
(Don't Mess with Texas)
State Seashell - Lightning Whelk
State Song - "Texas, our Texas"
State Tree - Pecan
Texas is the nation's leading producer of oil, natural gas, beef, sheep, goats,
wool, cotton, watermelons and rice.
The State Capitol in Austin stands tallest among all the states.
Texas has more counties (254) than any other state.
Of the nation's ten largest cities, 3 are in Texas (San Antonio, Dallas, and
Texas A&M University supplied more ROTC officers in World War II than all
other schools in the nation combined.
The San Jacinto Monument The tallest monument in the US. 20 feet higher than
the Washington Monument. note the bridge at St Louis is taller... but it's not a monument.
The Yellow Rose of Texas, Do you know what the relationship between the San
Jacinto Monument and The Yellow Rose Of Texas Is?
Today, approximately 18 million people live in Texas, only slightly outnumbering
its 15 million cattle. Texas today is also home for about 2.5 million deer and 200,000 alligators.
The land area of Texas is larger than all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Illinois combined. It extends 801 miles from north to south and 773 miles from east to west.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.