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    Agricultural, oil-rich state

    With more than 130 million acres of farm land, Texas has more farmland than in any other state in the USA. With more then 247,500 farms, Texas is home to most farms in the USA.

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    Rose Garden

    The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the United States' largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses.

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    Genesis of IT Revolution
    Integrated circuit (IC) was invented by Jack Kilby while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas, Texas. That invention acted as a catalyst in bringing computers and information technology into the realm of the common man and gave birth to the 'new economy'. Kilby won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution.

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    Everything's big in Texas

    Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) has more public parking spaces than any other airport in the United States. DFW Airport has 39,988 public parking spaces.

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    Land of extremes

    On March 27, 1984, in Amarillo, Texas, the temperature was a near-freezing 35 degrees with snow on the ground, while Brownsville, Texas hit a high of 106 degrees Fahrenheit

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    Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas, has its own 65-foot-tall Eiffel Tower. Built in 1995, it was originally billed as the “Second Largest Eiffel Tower in the Second Largest Paris.”

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    War is Hell!
    Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested at the 'Texas Theatre' after he had snuck into a screening of War is Hell to evade officers on the hunt for Tippit’s killer. He wasn’t initially arrested for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but for the killing of a local police officer named J.D. Tippit.

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    Birthplace of Texas
    Washington-on-the-Brazos is known as "the birthplace of Texas" because it was here that, on March 1, 1836, Texas delegates met to formally announce Texas' intention to separate from Mexico and to draft the constitution of the new Republic of Texas, organizing an interim government to serve until an officially elected government could be put in place
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