We thought it’d be fun to share with you a couple fun facts about Texas thanks to 50states.com! This winter, as you try to stay warm while you shop and think about all the wonderful traditions of the season, perhaps you might find some of these facts – funny and even a little silly! We’ve add a couple of our thoughts in italics… enjoy!
- More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States. So thank Texas when you snuggle up with your wool blanket by the fire!
- Texas boasts the nation’s largest herd of whitetail deer. Perhaps this is where Santa does his recruiting!
- On December 20, 1835 the first Declaration of Texas Independence was signed in Goliad and the first flag of Texas Independence was hoisted. It really was the most wonderful time of the year for Texas!
- The Hertzberg Circus Museum in San Antonio contains one of the largest assortments of circusana in the world. To see more circus acts, be sure to visit your mall the week before Christmas!
- Austin is considered the live music capital of the world. We should see if Austin, TX will do all the caroling this year!
- Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper. According to Will Farrell’s character in the movie Elf, Buddy would be very happy to hear that pure sugar is still being used!
- Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies. We hope you have many allies to share Christmas with this year!
- The armadillo is the official state mammal. Need we say more!?
- Jalapeno pepper jelly originated in Lake Jackson and was first marketed in 1978. Pepper jelly is a great gift to give a neighbor ~ especially when it’s served in our Chili Pepper Basket with some cream cheese for dipping!!
- The Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America’s only remaining flock of whooping cranes. Florida may have human “snow birds” during the winter, but Texas has real ones!
We hope you enjoyed these fun Texas facts! As always, Texas Treats loves to tout Texas as the greatest state on earth! If you need any last-minute holiday gifts, hostess gifts, or yummy snacks for your own family to munch on – please visit www.texastreats.com to see our wide variety of Holiday Baskets. We’d love to help make this Christmas season even brighter for you!
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