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Texas the Lone Star State

Lone State Texas State Motto: Friendship State Flag Nickname: The Lone Star State 268,820 sq miles Capital: Austin State postal code: TX 36 U.S. Representatives: 36 Entered Union: Dec. 29, 1845 * AUSTIN Texas' State Symbols TEXAS 1845 STATE OF E P 2004 LURIBUS UND Flower: Bird: Tree: Rock: Gemstone: State Seal State Quarter Bluebonnet Mockingbird Pecan Petrified Palm Blue Topaz Historic Dates Odd Laws Brazos River Basin 1821 Americans, led by Stephen F. Austin, began to settle along the Brazos River while Texas was controlled by Mexico. • It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster. 1836 • It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday. • It is illegal to milk another person's cow. |Following a brief war between the American settlers in Texas and the Mexican government, the Independent Republic of Texas was proclaimed with Sam Houston as president. This war was famous for the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in 1900 The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston. More than 8000 deaths were recorded. Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. 1969 The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was "Houston." 2011 A drought gave Texas its hottest and driest 12 months DID YOU KNOW? 6: on record prompting the state to begin researching new water sources. flags have flown over Texas with a total of eight changes of government: 4 th Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Spanish 1519-1685 * French 1685-1690 Spanish 1690-1821 * Mexican 1821-1836 Republic of Texas 1836-1845 * United busiest airport in the United States The largest airport in Texas... so big it has it's own post office & zip code! States 1845-1861 * Confederate States 1861-1865 and United States 1865-present. Sources: www.50states.com, dumblaws.com, www.texas. gov, www.infoplease.com • For more posters like this visit www.flagandbanmer.com/content infographics.asp • Design by Tammie McClure © 2013 FlagandBanner.com • 800 West Ninth Street, Little Rock AR 72201 • 1-800-445-0653 • American Made U.S. flags, historic flags, classroom and educaitonal flags, posters, Arkansas'. FlägandBanner.com books and more! • Interested in a custom poster design? Contact us at sales@flagandbanner.com

Texas the Lone Star State

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Infographic with lots of information about the Lone Star State and the history of the state along with some odd laws and state symbols.

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