The lightning whelk is the official state shell. <ul><li>Lightning whelks reach a length of 2.5 to 16 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>The shell is tan or gray shell with narrow, brown “lightning” streaks from the top of the shell to the bottom. Lightning whelks are unusual in that they have a counterclockwise shell spiral. </li></ul>#1
More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States. #2 Edwards Plateau in west central Texas is the top sheep growing area in the country.
A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. <ul><li>The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years. </li></ul><ul><li>It has allegedly been a hanging tree, a pirate’s meeting point, and even a ceremonial site for local Indian tribes. </li></ul>#3
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. Also popular are Caddo Lake Park’s unusual cabins, built in the 1930s. #4
The King Ranch in Texas is almost as large as the state of Rhode Island. <ul><li>It is the largest ranch in the United States with 825,000 acres, and was founded in 1853. </li></ul>#5
The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world’s largest rose garden. <ul><li>It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden. </li></ul>#7
Amarillo has the world’s largest helium plant. <ul><li>The city was once the self-proclaimed “He lium Capital of the World ” for having one of the country’s most productive helium fields. </li></ul>#8
Laredo is the world’s largest inland port. <ul><li>Laredo’s location in South Texas and near the manufacturers in North Mexico makes it a key city in international trade. </li></ul>#9
Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America. #10 Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for more than 300 bird species.
Presentation by Matthew Michael Guillermo Mata • His dad helped out a little bit
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