Texas History

Learn about the history of Texas' 6 Flags

City Lights

 Dallas         Dallas       Fireworks at State Capitol          2012 Bid for Olympics

Lone Star Legends
& Landmarks

The Lone Star State is known for its landmarks and legends. Landmarks such as the Alamo are symbols of freedom and reminders of Texas' past. Legends such as Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin continue to inspire us for their courage and leadership during some of Texas' most memorable moments.

Symbols and Such

State flower?   Is the Armadillo a state symbol?   Why do Windmills dot the Texas landscape?

Texas State Song

Want to hear the Texas State Song? How about some more songs.

State Gem

   State Gem

The Blue Topaz is the official state gem, and the Lone Star Cut is the official state gemstone cut. Topaz is an aluminum silicate mineral that contains fluorine. Although topaz also can be orange, brown, green, pink, beige and red, the blue topaz is one of the most widely used types. Topaz is also the birthstone for November. A large amount of blue topaz, particularly large gems, is found in Mason, Texas. Two native Texans designed the Lone Star Cut, which reflects the five-pointed star depicted on the state flag.

(Where I grew up)

What thriving Texas metropolis began as a simple cabin in 1841? Settled in 1841 by a Tennessee lawyer and entrepreneur named John Neely Bryan, Dallas ended the 19th century as a leading agricultural, railroad and trade center. Today Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States and the number one visitor and leisure destination in the state. The dazzling Dallas skyline sets the largest urban arts district in America, the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart, four times more restaurants than New York City, more than 47,000 hotel rooms and more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city. For sports enthusiasts, Dallas is one of only a few cities to offer six professional sports teams.

Ferris Wheel

Dallas also is home to the State Fair of Texas (pictured). With such a unique blend of Southern warmth, cosmopolitan flair and Old West charm, it is no wonder the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest in the world.

(born in this area) Confederate Air Force


The Last Flying B-29 Superfortress "FiFi"

What Texas city is located halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth? Midland, of course! Nearly a quarter of a million people reside in the Midland/Odessa metro area. Midland, located on Interstate 20, is named for being "midway" between Fort Worth and El Paso. Visit the Midland Convention & Visitor Bureau.

Midland is the administrative center for the Permian Basin, a petroleum-producing region where about 20 percent of America's oil and gas reserves are located in reservoirs deep beneath the surface.

It’s also home of the Confederate Air Force, a World War II "flying museum." Midland has shopping malls, a water amusement park, ice skating, museums, hundreds of restaurants, thousands of hotel rooms and a reputation for friendliness and service.

If interested in some free stuff about Texas

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