#travelwithgdp Fact: The bridge is named for Percy V. Pennybacker Jr., who designed bridges for the Texas Highway Department and was a pioneer in the technology of welded structures.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes created by the LCRA, and is used for flood control, electrical power generation, and recreation.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Rising 775 feet above sea level, this limestone height was named for George W. Bonnell, who came to Texas with others to fight for Texas independence, 1836. Was commissioner of Indian affairs in Republic of Texas under President Sam Houston.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The building served as the United States Capitol exterior in the 1997 film Amistad. It also served as the City Hall of Capital City in Disney’s Underdog.
#travelwithgdp Fact: In 1965, Gay Head Cliffs were designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gay Head Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built on Martha’s Vineyard and one of the first in the U.S. to receive a first order Fresnel lens in 1856.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Cape Cod Canal is the widest canal in the world, and a central feature in navigation around Southeastern New England.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Martha’s Vineyard was so named by Bartholomew Gosnold back in the 1600’s because of the large number of wild vines that he found on the island. Clearly not an avid wine drinker himself he was unaware of the centuries of confusion that he was letting loose on the visitors and tourists to the island. […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Migration can be extremely dangerous for birds, and many don’t often make it back to their starting point. Sometimes natural occurrences like harsh weather play a role, but many times, human activities are the cause of birds’ untimely demise. In the United States alone, up to one billion birds die each year from window […]