Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

mmm....Texas Trivia.....1/2/17

 
 
1...........Miriam A. "Ma" Ferguson was the first female governor of Texas and the second woman elected governor of any state, after Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming.
2...........Emily Morgan (also known as Emily D. West), an African American indentured servant, is the subject of the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
3...........The world's largest (and oldest) rattlesnake roundup is held every March in Sweetwater, Texas.
4...........What are some Texas symbols: State bird: Mockingbird...State Tree: Pecan....State motto: 'Friendship'.......State flower Bluebonnet....State Dish: Chili.....State Grass: Sideoats Grama:State Gem: Topaz.......State Stone: Palmwood: State Mammal (large): Texas Longhorn.....State Flying Mammal: Free-tailed Bat......State Insect: Monarch Butterfly......State Fish: Guadalupe Bass......State Vegetable: Onion......State Fiber: Cotton......State Fruit: Red Grapefruit......State Pepper: Jalapeno.......State Sport: Rodeo......State Shrub: Crape Myrtle.....State Dance: Square Dance.
5...........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.f
6...........Approximately 90% of the world's recoverable helium is located in the ground under Amarillo, Texas.
7...........The Dallas State Fair park is home to the largest Ferris wheel (the Texas Star) in the Western Hemisphere.
8...........Texas was the 28th state in the U.S and was admitted into the Union on December 29, 1845.  All other states except Texas entered the United States by territorial annexation.  Only Texas entered by treaty.
9...........Davy Crockett, who died at the Alamo, once told his Tennessee peers in Congress 'Ya'll can go to hell.  I am going to Texas'
10.........There are more than 70,000 miles of highway in Texas, of which 40,985 are paved farm and ranch roads.  Along Texas roads, there are more than a million signs and markers.  Texas used 1.6 million gallons of white and yellow paint each year to paint stripes along its highways.