Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Texas Tuesday-5 Historical Facts about Texas

Texas Independence Day was yesterday.  Since Texas Monday doesn't have the same ring, I decided to wait until today to talk about the lone star state.  Texas is an amazing state...but I am slightly biased.  There's a reason our flag can fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag... we are that awesome...again, very biased.  From our southern hospitality to our charming Texas twang to the mouth-watering food, you gotta love Texas.  Why write a blog about Texas?  The question is more like "Why NOT write a blog about Texas?!"
Today's Texas Tuesday has 5 great facts about our "fantabulous" state.

1.  In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose on the beach.
So if you would like a romantic camel ride on the beach, make sure to tie it to post when you're done.  

2.  Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was named for Texan Oscar Pierce, whose niece worked in Hollywood for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. When she saw the gold statuette, she reportedly said, “Why, that looks just like my Uncle Oscar."

3.  Texas’ nickname is the “Lone Star State” as a reminder of its struggle for independence from Mexico and to represent Texas as an independent republic.

4.  A $60 million treasure of gold plundered by Coronado is believed to be buried on an 80-acre pasture at the Sems Ranch near Clyde, Texas.  Treasure hunt anyone?!  I have a metal detector!

5.  After the popularity of the song “Luckenbach, Texas,” so many road signs were stolen that the government stopped making them.  

I found all of these very interesting!  Especially the camel one.  You can find these plus many more at http://facts.randomhistory.com/texas-facts.html


Hugs y'all!
The Lone Star Ginger

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