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Monday, November 9, 2009

How BIG Is Texas?

My mom is a true-blue Texan. Every time we drive across Texas, she reminds us how BIG Texas is. Here are some of her favorite facts about Texas:

Texas stretches 800 miles from north to south and east to west.

It is farther to drive from El Paso, Texas, to Texarkana, Texas, than it is to drive from Texarkana to Chicago, Illinois.

It is 150 miles further to drive from El Paso to Texarkana than it is from New York City to Chicago.

The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than Rhode Island.

You could fit 220 Rhode Islands in Texas.

Austin, Texas, is the largest state capitol.

Texas starts at sea level on the coast and reaches its highest elevation on Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet.

I love Texas, too. It’s a great place to live!

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