Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 8, 2019

Knowing America through Poetry~TEXAS~by rldubour

Friday!!! (in alpha order) Time to get on with our journey across America, to our next great state:


Knowing America through Poetry


Image result for welcome sign Texas

The residents are called Texans
The nickname is the “Lone Star State.”
For liberty and independence
Is why the Alamo met her fate.

The name comes from the Spanish
This means “Friends or Allies.”
The animal is the armadillo
The insect is the Monarch butterfly.

Texas possesses three of the top ten
Most populated cities in the nation.
Houston, Dallas and San Antonio
Something for general information.

The state bird is the mockingbird
The official tree is the pecan tree.
The bluebonnet is the flower and
The Alamo is the cradle of Texas liberty.

The Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home
Of the only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
And Brazoria County has more species of birds
Than any other place that one can name.

In Galveston in 1900 over 8000 deaths recorded
In U.S. history this disaster still ranks number one.
And built entirely over the water is the Flagship Hotel
On Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.

Built in 1870 in Waco and still in use today
Is the first Suspension bridge in the nation.
Fifteen years later in Waco, Dr Pepper was
Invented with secret ingredients as a foundation.


The world’s largest assortment of roses

Are found in The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden.

It contains over 38,000 rose bushes

With 500 varieties set on a 22-acre Eden.


There are eight professional Sports teams

In this state.

And now it’s time for famous Names

That we can all relate.


Barrow, Bush, Perot and Willie Nelson

Burnett, Holly. Ashe and Austin

O’Connor, Rather and Eisenhower

Roy Orbinson and Lyndon Johnson.


Statehood, December 29, 1845 28th state

Capital is Austin

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