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All About Texas

State Facts

Texas was the 28th state to join the union. It became a state on December 29, 1845.

State facts about Texas

Capital - Austin

Abbreviation - TX

Nickname - The Lone Star State

Motto - Friendship

Song - "Texas, Our Texas"

Bird - Mockingbird

Flower - Bluebonnet

Insect - Monarch Butterfly

Area - approximately 268,601 square miles

Websites for studying about Texas

Frontier Times Museum

A 40,000-piece collection of old west, pioneer, & prehistoric artifacts

Texas Cowboys: Ridem' Cowpoke

Unit Study from Texas State Libraries and Archives commission

The Declaration of Causes of the Seceding States

The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)

Texas State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Texas

A to Z Kids Stuff - Texas

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Texas

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Texas

Mr. - Texas

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Texas resources.

Explore the States - Texas

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Texas

Facts & Trivia about Texas - Texas

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Texas

Awesome America - Texas

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Texas.

Texas Map/Quiz Printout

Texas State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Texas Virtual Field Trips

More Texas field trips ...

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