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Did you ever take a vacation to Texas? Maybe you were born there? Whatever it may be, you can learn cool facts about Texas right here; just continue to read on. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those very cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Tennessee. This week we are posting cool facts about Texas. The countdown is on, only seven (7) more states to post about! That means there is only seven more weeks to go… Yay!!
Did you know that Texas was the twenty-eighth (28th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! Texas officially joined the union on December 29, 1845! Texas is located in the South-Central region of the United States. Texas shares a border with four (4) states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Texas also shares a border with Mexico. Texas is the second (2nd) largest state in the United States. That means Texas comes in second place as one of the biggest states in the United States of America. There are about 30,029,570 people that live in the state of Texas. That is a lot of people.
Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,240,213 people?
Texas famous person alert:
Did you know that Jack Kilby worked in Dallas, Texas? Jack Kilby worked at Texas Instruments. He is an electrical engineer. To learn more about Jack Kilby: CLICK HERE
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Quick Facts about Texas:
1. A few things Texas is known for are: Oil, western/ranch/cowboy life, and the Alamo. A few of the nicknames for the state of Texas are: the Lone Star State, the Jumbo State, and the Beef State. The Texas state motto is “Friendship”. The Texas state motto was adopted sometime in 1930. The abbreviation for Texas is TX.
2. The capital of Texas is Austin. Austin officially became the capital of Texas in 1839. Austin has an estimated population of about 964,175 people.
3. The Texas state bird is the Northern Mockingbird. The Northern Mockingbird is gray and white in coloring. The Northern Mockingbird was chosen as the state bird for Texas in 1927. You can look at a picture and read more about the Northern Mockingbird here: CLICK HERE
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4. The Texas official state flower is the Bluebonnet. The Bluebonnet is an annual flowering (wildflowers) plant that can be found growing in various places throughout the state of Texas. The Bluebonnets start blooming during late March to early May. The Bluebonnet is purple/blue in color!! The Bluebonnet became the official state flower in March 7, 1901.
5. The current state flag of Texas was officially adopted on January 25, 1839. Texas’s state flag is divided into three sections: blue, white, and red. There is a white star on the blue section of the left-handed side of the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in Texas are: beets, corn, cotton, cucumbers, hay, peanuts, rice, spinach, and wheat.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Texas are: the Space Center Houston, South Padre Island, and the Hamilton Pool Preserve.
8. Some animals that live in Texas are: alligators, armadillos, bats, rattlesnakes, squirrels, and Texas Longhorns.
9. Texas can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Texas was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Seymour, Texas on August 12, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas was -23 degrees (23 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Tulia, Texas on February 12, 1899.
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Books about Texas:
1. Welcome to Texas by Asa Gilland
2. Texas History for Kids by Karen Bush Gibson
3. A Childs History of Texas by Sarah Jackson
4. L Is for Lone Star by Alan Stacy
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Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Utah! Thank you for taking the time to learn some cool facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me know. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." — Albert Einstein
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE
Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun; the day is over in a flash!
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR
Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!
Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.