Texas

Dust Bowl

During the 1930s, the Great Plains were hit hard by the Dust Bowl, a tragic period in American history. Dust storms were more frequent and more intense, and broad ecological deterioration occurred, all as a result of a confluence of environmental, agricultural, and economic forces. The land’s indigenous grasses were wiped out by intensive plowing, and the topsoil was destabilized by the effects of drought and the Great Depression.

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San Antonio Tex-Mex Cuisine

San Antonio, Texas, is widely recognized as the city where Tex-Mex food first appeared. In the late 19th century, when Mexican and Texas cooking styles collided along the border, a new, savory fusion was born. While Tex-Mex’s origins can be traced back to Mexico, it has developed its own distinct style as it has adapted to regional preferences.

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Texas City Disaster

Texas City Disaster On April 16, 1947, in Texas City, Texas, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in United States history occurred. The SS Grandcamp, a French cargo ship carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, exploded while docked at the Texas City port, causing the disaster. As a result of the initial explosion, several other fires and

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Waco Massacre

Waco Massacre Tragic and divisive, the 1993 Waco Massacre occurred in Waco, Texas. The Branch Davidians, commanded by David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell), were in a standoff with federal law enforcement for 51 days. The Branch Davidians were a sect of the Davidians who had settled in the Mount Carmel area outside of Waco.

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Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight and space exploration missions is the Kennedy Space Center, which is located on Merritt Island, Florida. Its origins are entwined with those of the American space program and the exploration of space. Originally founded in 1962 as the Launch Operations Center, the center was rechristened

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The Alamo

The Alamo San Antonio, Texas, is home to the famous Alamo, a mission that played a pivotal role in the fight for Texas independence and American history. Spanish colonists founded Mission San Antonio de Valero in the 18th century to spread Christianity among the surrounding Native American population.  As Spanish influence in Texas waned in

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