4. Old Fort McIntosh Historic District



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4. Old Fort McIntosh Historic District
(41WB11)
NR 1975
Laredo Junior College campus

U.S. Army post on bluff of Rio Grande featuring earthworks and stone magazine, 1880 brick and stone barracks, 1885 hospital, ca. 1895 staff quarters, and 2 1/2-story officers' quarters. Fort McIntosh was an active post during most of the years between 1849 and 1945. The property now is owned and used by Laredo Junior College.










5.The Texas State Bird: Mockingbird 1927

Welcome Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the Texas was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel. The Texas Parks and Wildlife's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship TEXAS. These sites are located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Millions of visitors come to this area each year to enjoy the mild coastal climate and cultural and sports activities. Students and visitors alike are most fortunate to be able to experience history first hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship TEXAS.

6. The Battleship TEXAS is administered by TPW with the dedicated assistance from the Battleship TEXAS Foundation, a private, non-profit organization.



Photo courtesy of Battleship TEXAS Archives

7.The park is the burial site of Elizabeth Crockett,



cock-eyed
adj

colloq:
1. Suffering from a squint.
2. Crooked; lopsided.

Thesaurus: crooked, askew, asymmetrical, awry, lopsided.

3. Senseless; crazy; impractical.

Example: cock-eyed schemes to make money

Thesaurus: nonsensical, preposterous, silly, daft, ludicrous, ridiculous, cockamamie (US), crazy; Antonym: sensible, sober.

4. Drunk.


Bonus 2:

catty whompus

used to describe something that doesn't fit properly or is out of line





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