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Texas State Symbols [QUIZ]

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State symbols are a cultural and historic representations of communities and their traditions. Legislation is often created to designate official symbols as a way of identifying unique cultural impacts each state. How well do you know Texas symbols?

Texas State Representative Larry Philips introduced House Concurrent Resolution No. 53 on February 18, 2009 designating this horse the official horse of Texas.
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The Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8 was adopted by the Senate on March 30, 2005 designating this as the official state vehicle of Texas.
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In 1929 Texas Legislature held a state-wide competition for the state song. The lyrics were written by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. William J. Marsh of Fort Worth composed it.
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In 1897 this state reptile was placed in a cornerstone of an Eastland County Courthouse. Supposedly having lived over 30 years in that courthouse, this animal was nicknamed, “Old Rip”, and even got to meet President Coolidge on a tour.
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Governor George W. Bush signed House Concurrent Resolution No. 21 on June 18, 1997 designating this the official sport of Texas.
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The state dinosaur was a sauropod, or giant plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck and tail. They traveled in packs with their young on the inside. Having saucer-like feet and reaching up to 60 feet in length and up to 90,000 pounds, this dinosaur roamed Texas during the Mesozoic Era.
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Texas has two state pastries. One is thought to have originated in Albuquerque and translates to, “honey cake” in Spanish. The other means, “whirlpool" or "eddy" in German.
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It is rumored that Jesse James once refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because his favorite dish was served from a lodge there. Today it is known as the state dish of Texas.
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The state motto of Texas was designated by the 41st Texas Legislature in February 1930.
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In 1929 the state bird was selected. This bird is an aggressive protector of its territory. It has been seen swooping down on potential predator’s such as a dog, or cat that gets too close to the bird's nest.
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