Texas Trivia

8/6/2019
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Texas Trivia

 Davy Crockett died at the Alamo in Texas.
  1. Texas is home to the first female governor ever elected in any state.
  2. In March, Texas hosts the largest and oldest rattlesnake roundup.
  3. Texas' state bird is the mockingbird.
  4. The world's largest parking lot is at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.
  5. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States.
  6. Texas was admitted to the union in 1845.
  7. Texas extends 800 miles from north to south.
  8. The worst natural disaster in America occurred in 1900, when a hurricane hit Galveston.
  9. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake found in Texas. All others are man-made.
  10. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas, in 1885.
  11. Texas is the country's largest producer of wool.
  12. Texas also has more farmland than any other state.
  13. The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte is taller than the Washington Monument.
  14. The world's first rodeo took place in Texas in 1883.
  15. A ranch called King Ranch in Texas is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island!
  16. Texas' state mascot is the armadillo.
  17. There are more than 14 million cattle living in Texas.
  18. As you can see, Texas is an amazing and interesting place. Its sheer size makes it a place of majestic wonder. Add the cowboy and Mexican culture and it's no wonder that people highly admire this interesting state. Here are some more fun and interesting facts all about the state of Texas:
  19. Texas makes up more than seven percent of the U.S.'s total land mass.
  20. There are 90 mountains in Texas that are more than a mile high.
  21. Houston's Johnson Space Center is the main site of Mission Control for NASA space flights.
  22. One of Texas' most famous historical figures, Sam Houston, was actually born in the state of Virginia.
  23. Central Texas is sometimes called "the Silicon Valley of the South" because Dell computers' headquarters is located there.
  24. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was built in Houston in 1965.
  25. There are more bat species living in Texas than in any other part of the U.S.
  26. More than 70,000 miles of highway exists in Texas, and there are more than a million different markers and signs along those highways.
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