Some Interesting Facts About Texas.

Brought to you by James at "Just Free Stuff" submitted by Matthew .

Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles
Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles

El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas

World's first rodeo was in Pecos... July 4, 1883.

The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel
in North America built
Over water.

The Heisman Trophy was named after John William
Heisman who was the
First full time coach for Rice University in

Brazoria County has more species of birds than
any other area in North

Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in

The worst natural disaster in US history was in
1900 caused by a
Hurricane in which over 8000 lives were lost on
Galveston Island.

The first word spoken from the moon, July 20,
1969, was 'Houston..'

King Ranch is larger than Rhode Island.

Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. Rainfall
record of 43' in 24
Hours in and around Alvin in July 1979.

Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. By
TREATY, instead of by
Annexation. (This allows the Texas flag to fly at
the same height as the
US flag.)

A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be
1500 years old.

Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is
no period after Dr in
Dr Pepper.

Texas has had six capital cities:.
1. Washington-on-the-Brazos
2. Harrisburg
3. Galveston
4. Velasco
5. West Columbia
6. Austin

The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only ddome in
the U.S. Which is taller
Than the Capitol Building in Washington D.C (by 7

The State animal is the Armadillo. (An
interesting bit of trivia about
The armadillo is they always have four babies!
They have one egg which
Splits Into four and they either have four males
or four females.
(Well... I thought it was interesting anyway!)

The first domed stadium in the U.S. Was the
Astrodome in Houston.

1 comment:

Pavlina said...

You know, I got my undergrad degree at UTEP...speaking of Texas