Good Morning! Happy Monday! Today we're going to jump right in and get started with the great state of Texas! If you'd like to join the fun head over to "What Makes Your State Great?" over on Facebook.! Most of my facts come from 50states.com.
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8000 deaths were recorded.
Port Lavaca has the world's longest fishing pier. Originally part of the causeway connecting the two sides of Lavaca Bay, the center span of was destroyed by Hurricane Carla in 1961.
More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the United States.
More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state. Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area. Texas possesses three of the top ten most populous cities in the United States. These towns are Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Folks like to say "Everything is bigger in Texas". Here's a link to a great storymag about Texas.
The original inhabitants of Texas were:
The Apache tribes
The Bidai tribe
The Coahuilteco and Carrizo tribes
The Caddo tribe
The Comanche tribe
The Jumano, Suma, Piro, and other eastern Pueblos
The Karankawa tribe
The Kiowa tribe
The Kitsai tribe
The Tawakoni tribe
The Tonkawa tribe
The Wichita tribe
Found this wonderful video on youtube called Apache - Five Spirits.
Sending light and love to the great state of Texas.
Namaste & Blessed Be
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