For the proudest of Texans, it's the most important day of the year. It's a holiday that no other state can claim. March 2 is Texas Independence Day. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State because in 1836, when the Republic of Texas declared itself an independent nation, it flew a flag with a single star on it.
State Flower - Bluebonnet
State Large Mammal - Texas Longhorn
State Dish - Chili Con Carne
State Tree - Pecan
(boy on horse on front page is Glenn Campbell, father of Fredericksburg Farms co-owner, Randye McAnally.)