Know Anyone Who’s Been Taken by These 10 Tall Texas Tales?
Texas is a land of wide open spaces with a vibrant culture. However, through the years, the Lone Star State has become a breeding ground for various myths and legends.
Some of these myths hold a kernel of truth, while others have grown into tall Texas tales. The Travel website brings up some Texas myths believed to be totally true. However, being a native Texan, I had my own list. See if you agree with any of these.
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All Texans Ride Horses Everywhere
Contrary to what you might think, not every Texan rides a horse to work or school. Horses do hold a special place in Texas history, it is true. However modern transportation long ago replaced the need for using horses.
Texas is All Prairie
While Texas does boast plenty of prairie land, its landscapes range from coastal shores to rolling hills and lush woodlands.
Everyone Wears Cowboy Hats and Boots
Cowboy hats and boots are Texan fashion staples, but they're not for everyone. This is one Texan who will pass on the hat and boots.
Oil Wells Are Everywhere
Texas is known for its oil but that doesn't mean every backyard hides a well. Oil production is an important industry in Texas, though derricks are not everywhere you look.
Everything is Bigger in Texas
Texas loves its supersized portions, especially when it comes to barbecue. But not everything is gigantic. Size isn't the only thing that matters.
The Alamo is the Biggest Tourist Attraction
The Alamo is an absolute historical treasure but Texas has plenty of attractions. You'll see everything from vibrant cities to cool natural wonders.
All Texans are Country Music Fans
I get it. Country music runs deeps in the Texan culture, but the state's musical tastes are diverse and different. There's nothing wrong with a little rock and roll. I'm living proof of that.
Texans Only Eat Barbecue
I'll admit. I can tear up some barbecue. But Texas dining is far from one-dimensional. There are Tex-Mex, gourmet, and international flavors that also show up on Texan tables.
Texans Don't Like Other States
Texans take pride in their state, this is true. However, it doesn't mean they don't appreciate the unique charm you find in other places.
Texans are All Gun-Toting Cowboys
Texas does have a strong gun culture, but not every Texan is a gun-toting cowboy. We're a long way from living in the Old West.
If you're a native Texan, these may have given you a chuckle. Sometimes there's truth to a myth, other times it's just hearsay. I guess the point here is that you can't believe everything you hear.
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