There’s nothing like sharpening the brain with a little Texas History! Your brain may be too full for new facts, but it never hurts to know some good ole trivia about the Lone Star State that you can pass along! You can even download a “Texas History” App from iTunes that will keep you knowledgeable all day long.
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- Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in Texas, founding San Antonio in 1718. (History.com)
- In the early 20th Century, oil was discovered in the state, and remains its primary export today. (History.com)
- More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States. (50states.com)
- The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. (50states.com)
- The capitol in Austin opened May 16, 1888. The dome of the building stands seven feet higher than that of the nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. (50states.com)
- Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies. (50states.com)
- Eighty-five percent of the public libraries in Texas were founded by women’s clubs. (http://www.thc.state.tx.us)
- Texas is an immense state second only to Alaska in size. With an estimated 23 million inhabitants, it is also the second largest populated state in the union. (texas.com)
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