This page features Shooting Star Tattoo Designs and some basic facts and info about the state of Texas, also known as the Lone Star State.
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For many thousand years, what is now known as Texas was occupied by what are now known to some as Native Americans and Native Mexicans.
Spanish explorers were the first non-natives to occupy the region now known as Texas, some time during the 16th and 17th centuries. They settled at Ysleta near El Paso in 1682.
White Americans began to settle along the Brazos River in 1821 when Texas was controlled by Mexico. Beginning in 1836, the region existed as the Independent Republic of Texas.
Texas, whose name means "those who are friends," officially became the 28th state admitted to the union on December 29, 1845. The resulting border disputes led to the Mexican War of 1846–1848. So much for friendship.
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To learn more about the state of Texas, click a link below or visit State.tx.us.
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