Welcome to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board, an online scroll saw forum community where you can join thousands of scrollers from around the world discussing all things related to Scrolling. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account.
As a registered member you will be able to:
* Browse over 200,000 posts.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|06-15-2012, 04:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Edge of the Great Sonoran Desert
Thanked 34 Times in 26 Posts
Little Known Facts about Texas
I spent a fair amount of my younger years in Texas. My mom still sends these things to me. I liked this one & I checked the distance between El Paso and the California border - it is shorter! Have fun!
Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas :
1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles
2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , TX July 4, 1883.
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike - 2008!
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .
7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America .
8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.
10. The worst natural disaster in US history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was " Houston ," but the Space Center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time.
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.
14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation.
Texas may choose to divide into 5 states.
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.
16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.
18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia, and Austin .
19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington , DC (by 7 feet).
20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument .
21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .
22. The State Mascot 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.
23. The first domed stadium in the US was the Astrodome in Houston .
Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie , Texas:
(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.
Y'all git all that?
Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth.
|06-16-2012, 12:28 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Buffalo, MO
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Interesting facts but I would question #9 as my next door neighbor in LaPorte was giving me jars of jalapeno jelly before that.
|06-16-2012, 03:21 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Blog Entries: 1
Thanked 48 Times in 38 Posts
"Very interesting", he said as he peeked thru the potted palm. (a little laugh in humor)
Thanks for the info. I enjoyed reading it.
Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Hello from Texas||GLOCKENNBOOMER||Welcome Members||11||11-21-2010 02:22 PM|
|Facts about Easter 2008||silverstar||Off Topic||2||02-23-2008 04:26 AM|
|Oddball facts from WWII||ChuckD||Off Topic||3||08-16-2006 10:02 AM|