Texas joined the union as our 28th state on December 29, 1845. It is the second largest state and is nicknamed “The Lone Star State.” Texas contains the diverse landscapes of prairies, grasslands, forests, and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, you will experience coastal swamps, piney woods, rolling plains, rugged hills, desert and mountains.
Texas has 2 National Parks and is also home to approximately 100 State Parks, 6 National Forests and Grasslands, 18 National Wildlife Refuges, 3309 Places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 48 National Historic Landmarks, 20 National Natural Landmarks, and 1 World Heritage Site.
“Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev’ry test, O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.” Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright.
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