PLEASANT HILL
MASONIC LODGE
#380 AF & AM



..."Never ask a man where he's from! If he's
from Texas, you won't have to ask, he'll tell
you! And if he isn't from Texas, you shouldn't
embarrass him by calling attention to it!"

A LITTLE ABOUT TEXAS

Texas Flag

The Lone Star State


Texas State Symbols

Bird: Mockingbird (officially recognized by the state legislature in 1927 at the request of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs)

Flower: Bluebonnet (adopted in 1901, at the request of the Society of Colonial Dames
in Texas)

Tree: Pecan (adopted in 1919)

Flag: Known as the Lone Star Flag (adopted Jan. 25, 1839, as the Republic of Texas flag)

Gem: Blue Topaz ("Lone Star Cut")

Grass: Sideoats grama (adopted in 1971)

Motto: Friendship (adopted in 1930)

Nickname: The Lone Star State

Song: "Texas, Our Texas" by William J. Marsh (adopted in 1929)


Folk Dance: Square dance (adopted in 1991)
Mural by Jenne Magafan, 1941

Fish: Guadalupe bass (adopted in 1989)

Dish: Chili (adopted in 1977)

Fruit: Texas red grapefruit (adopted in 1993)

Seashell: lightning whelk, found only on the Gulf Coast (adopted in 1987)

Insect: Monarch butterfly (adopted in 1995)

Mammal: Texas Longhorn

State Seal:


The citizens of the State of Texas have served
under the flags and governments of six different
counties since it was settled by the Europeans.
Not only that, they served two different times
under two of those countries.

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TAKE A TOUR THROUGH
THE HEART OF TEXAS

Take a day or weekend or even a few weekends and tour the small towns in the heart of Texas. The historical heart of Texas, the area of the first Angelo settlements of Texas.

Visit the ethnic Communities that were founded in the early 1800's by the immigrants from the Slavic Countries, Germany, Poland and The Wendish as they arrived in Texas.

Bypass the fast food places at the freeway exits for a change and sample real homemade ethnic foods in the little country cafes. Take home Polish and German sausages, beer and baked goods from the local stores, markets and bakeries. Visit the local shops and antique stores for crafts and ethnic Items made by local craftsman.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GUIDE

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THE
NATIONAL DISH OF TEXAS???

Chicken Fried Steak
and Cream Gravy
OR
How About A Big Bowl Of Chili,
Or Maybe A Frito Chili Pie.
Or A Bar-b-cued Brisket,
Or Some Salsa

Click Here
For The Recipes,

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