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By Helen Bryant

Bragging is a long-cherished culture within the Lone famous person nation. however the truth is Texas does have extra designated humans, locations, occasions, innovations, and items - the 1st, greatest, or in basic terms consultant in their sort - than the other nation within the Union. TEXAS can boast of: the tallest capitol construction (seven toes taller than the Washington capitol, the most important kingdom reasonable, tallest ferris wheel (Dallas), the 1st air-conditioned domed stadium (Houston), the 1st U.S. Air Base (San Antonio), the main Dairy Queens, and lots more and plenty extra!

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By 1749 the complex had moved inland to its present site near Goliad, where it was the site of the 1836 massacre of more than 300 Texans under Col. James Walker Fannin. " became a rallying cry of the Texas Revolution. Both mission and presidio later fell into ruins, though the presidio's chapel continued to be used. Both have been reconstructed/restoredthe mission in the 1930s and the presidio in the 1960s. Only Structure in Texas Built by a Foreign Government France was one of the first countries to formally recognize the Republic of Texas and, in 1839, sent Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to Austin as charge d'affaires.

Tallest Bridge over Tidal Waters in the World/Largest Bridges in Texas To span the Neches River and serve the rapidly growing petrochemical industries in Jefferson and Orange Counties, citizens began lobbying for a bridge at Port Arthur in the 1920s. But construction didn't begin until 1936 and took two years and nearly three million dollars. Crossing almost 8,000 feet (about a mile and a half) of marsh and river bottom, the bridge has a central span 176 feet highsufficient to clear a Navy dirigible tender.

She married conductor Leopold Stokowski in 1911 but divorced him in 1923. She taught at the Julliard School and was the only American on the piano faculty there for many years. Samaroff was also the first woman music critic of the New York Evening Post. She taught at the Philadelphia Con- Page 25 servatory and made many recordings for radio and TV. Samaroff died in 1948. First Negro Nationalistic Novel Sutton Griggs, the son of a former slave, was born in Texas in 1872; as had his father, he became a Baptist minister.

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