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“Don’t Mess With Texas!”

Texas Activity Packet

 

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Texas??

Barbecues, rodeos, horses, cowboys and let’s not forget sweet tea, right?!?

But, did you know… that Texas has many beautiful sights such as bluebonnets, lakes, beaches, rivers and rolling hills? We also have mountains, canyons and over 600 miles of coastline!

 

Some Texas Trivia….

Colors of the flag and their meanings: Red-bravery; Blue-loyalty; White-Strength, Purity

Texas is the 2nd largest state in the US.

The capitol of Texas is Austin.

The state motto of Texas is friendship.

The Texas flower is the bluebonnet.

The Monarch butterfly is the official Texas insect.

The official bird of Texas is the mockingbird.

The official large mammal of Texas is the longhorn.

Texas’ state sport: Rodeo

Caddo Lake is our only natural lake in Texas. All of the others are manmade.

Guadalupe Peak is between 8749-8751 feet high and the highest point in Texas.

The King Ranch of Texas is larger than the ENTIRE state of Rhode Island.

The longest river in Texas is the Rio Grande, it is 1270 miles long!!!

Something funny….it is ILLEGAL to milk another person’s cow!!

The 7 wonders of Texas are: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Enchanted Rock, Big Bend National Park, Natural Bridge Caverns, The Meteor Crater, Big Thicket National Preserve and the Padre Island National Seashore.

Father of Texas-Stephen F. Austin, brought 300 families to Texas and helped form the Texas Rangers.

Sam Houston was the 1st and 3rd President of Texas and the Governor of Texas, nicknamed the “Raven”.

Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency in Texas. They have statewide jurisdiction.

 

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