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Texas Profile

Posted on November 04, 2014


Texas has a unique history. Most of the states were at one point territories of the U.S. and were gradually admitted to the Union. Texas is the the only state that actually existed was an independent republic before joining the Union. Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836. The newly independent state could not defend themselves from further incursions by Mexican troops, and eventually negotiated with the U.S. to join the union in 1845. 

Due to its Mexican Heritage, Texas has been influenced by their culture. With that, Summit Salsa Company was born. Their simple mission is to make really good tasting salsa. And that they do. Salsa so good it can make a grown man cry. 

J.M. Saddler Company also hails from the Lone-Star State. They have been making superior quality products for leather, outdoor equipment, and animal care since 1986. 

Here are some quick facts about Texas:

  • Date of Statehood: December 29, 1845
  • Capital: Austin
  • Nickname: Lone Star State
  • Motto: Friendship
  • Tree: Pecan
  • Flower: Bluebonnet
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Origin of Name: Derived from Caddo Indian word meaning "friends"

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