On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state of the United States of America.
Nicknamed The Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, Texas is the second largest state of the United States.
The lone star can be found on the Texas state flag.
Raising cattle was a large industry in Texas. Texas image is readily compared to that of cowboys.
Alot of U.S oil was discovered in Texas. In the year 2015 with 54 companies to it’s credit Texas held the second spot on the list of the states with the most Fortune 500 companies.
The 54 companies include such fields as aerospace, agriculture, biochemical sciences, computers, electronics and petroleum among others.
English is the spoken language of Texas. Most people would agree that Texans have a distinct accent different from other americans. Spanish is spoken by a large group of Texans.
Some of Texas most talked about places are:
The alamo is a white stone chapel were the Battle of the Alamo took place. The siege of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836.
In December 1835, during Texas war for independence from Mexico, Texan soldiers occupied the Alamo.
That February 23, 1836 thousands of Mexicans soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna sieged the fort.
Heavily outnumbered, the 200 Texan soldiers defending the Alamo bravely endured for 13 days before the Mexican overpowered them.
For Texans the Battle of the Alamo is a symbol of heroic resistance to oppression.
The Texans won their struggle for independence later that year.
Dallas World Aquarium – This aquarium has and protects alot of endangered species.
Fort Worth Stockyards – This National Historic District consists of some original brick walkways, corrals, and livestock.
There are shops and restaurants, and a live cattle drive at twice a day.
Forth Worth Zoo – Founded in 1909 has over 7,000 animals from around the world, some of which you can pet – at their Petting Corral.
Padre Island National Sea Shore – This untouched 70 mile stretch coastline is a paradise for windsurfers, and bird watchers.
The park contains dunes, prairies, and tide pools that house some marine life.
San Antonio River Park – The San Antonio River park has river boats for hire. or you can just lay back and enjoy one of the cruise boat tours down the river.
Museums, parks and restaurants are just some of the sites that await you along the way.
Texas State Capitol – The Texas State Capitol grounds are open to the public. On the grounds, there memoirs of the heroes of Texas’s history.
The Texas State Capitol was completed in 1888. It consists of the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
The Texas State Capitol is 302.64 feet tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol.
On March 2nd, of 1885 the day of the Texas Independence Day the cornerstone for the building was laid, it opened to the public on April 21, 1888, Saint Jacinto Day.
Sundance Square – Sundance Square consists of thirty-five blocks of shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens consist of fourteen botanical gardens, the Native Texas Boardwalk, a Rain Forest cConservatory, and a compost outpost.
Fort Worth Water Gardens – The Fort Worth Water Gardens are 4.3 acres where people will see a variaty of pools. You can hear the sound of water running thought the garden.
San Antonio is the second-most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,469,845.
San Antonio was named after Saint Anthony of Padua, known for his undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick.
Some of the notable attractions of San Antonio include Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan’s Wonderland amusement parks.
San Antonio is also the home to the five-time NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio is also the hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the country.
There is no doubt that Texas is not only large, but a place with countless activities and history.
Texas has great hotels, motels, car rentals and restaurants.
Let me know about your trip.