#travelwithgdp Fact: Austin is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas.
#travelwithgdp Fact: In 1882, Austin began construction of the Texas State Capitol because it thought the original capitol building, erected in 1853, too small. Description: The Texas State Capitol and grounds are located on a hilltop overlooking downtown Austin. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Goddess of Liberty statue, which was installed on top of the Capitol’s dome by helicopter, stands almost 16 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds. She carries a gigantic sword and a golden star, symbols of justice and Texas pride.
#travelwithgdp Fact: According to NBC DFW, it has been reported that the monument is meant to honor Texas service members who have risked their lives since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as their family members.
#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.