I've never thought a lot about the nickname for Texas. The Lone Star State. Seems sad. Don't you think? So I decided to look it up.
Texas became the 28th state in 1845. Before that it was a province of Mexico. Texas fought for independence from Mexico from 1835-1836. When it gained independence, the new flag featured one lone star. It's been said this star reprents defiance, pride, and independence.
The Lone Star is not only on it's flag but also it's state seal. So from now on I won't think of the Lone Star as lonely but a sign of strength and independence.
I've only been to Texas twice in my life, but I'm excited to learn more about it.