Some towns in Texas may be separated by hundreds of miles and seem like completely different worlds. But whether you're a farmer in Amarillo or a college student in Austin, you're still proud to call yourself a Texan.
Even from a young age, kids are taught about the state's rich history. Texas gained its independence from Mexico is a revolution that started in 1835. Since then, they've played a major part in the U.S. in industries like oil, natural gas and cotton. Thanks to the oil discovered at Spindletop in 1901, the state is one of the largest oil producing areas in the entire world.
Texas can certainly be counted as one of the most distinct states in the whole country when it comes to culture (don't even get us started on Homecoming Mums). Known for its love of football and delicious food like chili and Tex-Mex, the sprawling state is almost like a nation of its own. You'll also find that Texans are exceptionally proud of region-exclusive brands like H-E-B, Whataburger and Buc-ee's.
So if you think you're a true Texan, test your knowledge of the Lone Star State with this Texas trivia quiz.
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