Texas

Texas State Capitol Building – Austin

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#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 […]

Texas

Texas State Capitol – Austin

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#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.

Texas

Mount Bonnell – Austin

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#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.