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by Tom Strayhorn

The facts out about Texas are very interesting. In addition you can find a good selection of Texas maps on line using the search words Texas State map. This is state is packed with a lot of history!

The capital city of Texas is Austin. With a population of 20,044,141 Texas is a great place to meet cowboys. One would wonder how many tourist have traveled Texas in hopes of meeting a real cowboy.

The nickname for Texas is the Lone Star State. Is it called because of the vast distances between its borders. These boundaries cover a total of 262,015 sq miles of land Texas borders Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Texans like to claim that they are the largest state but really they are the second largest state, Alaska being the largest.

The Texas motto is friendship which is based on a word used by the Caddo Indians meaning friends. Expressions like howdy can be heard from one corner of the state to the other and not just by cowboys and cowgirls. The Texans are a mighty friendly group that live in 254 counties covering from the Gulf of Mexico to the plains and the mountains. You will not find a friendlier or more interesting group of folks.


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