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Old 04-06-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The first Freeway was the Gulf Freeway now (IH-45). I-45 replaced US 75 over its entire length, although portions of US 75 remained parallel to I-45 until its elimination south of downtown Dallas in 1987.

The first Interstate Highway, border to border, was IH-35.

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In 1951, a 50-mile (80 km) section of the Gulf Freeway (now Interstate 45) opened, becoming Texas' first urban freeway. In 1957, the state began receiving federal funding for the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The first section of Interstate Highway from county line to county line to open in the state was a 43-mile (69 km) section of I-35 in Bexar County.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm pretty sure of that answer so here is the next question:

182 Texans defenders died at the Alamo battle with Mexico. How many mexican soldiers were killed or injured?

Accounts vary so cite your source.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The first Freeway was the Gulf Freeway now (IH-45). I-45 replaced US 75 over its entire length, although portions of US 75 remained parallel to I-45 until its elimination south of downtown Dallas in 1987.

The first Interstate Highway, border to border, was IH-35.
That is 1/2 correct CaptRn. The Gulf Freeway was the first freeway in Texas. Now what was the right of way that it followed? It doesn't follow the old U.S. 75 on the south side. I will give you a hint: go to www.texasfreeway.com and click on Houston and you will see historic archives of all of the freeways in the city. Look at the Gulf Freeway(IH-45 South) and you will quickly find the answer. This is for CaptRn only since he responded with the first half of the correct answer. Everyone else can still check out the website. It is a jewel. Another Hint: The right of way veered of at today's Bellfort and Monroe/Winkler intersection with The Gulf Freeway.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm pretty sure of that answer so here is the next question:

182 Texans defenders died at the Alamo battle with Mexico. How many mexican soldiers were killed or injured?

Accounts vary so cite your source.

According to Battle of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas and wikipedia, Battle of the Alamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, about 400-600 Mexican Soldiers were injured or wounded. The more common belief is about 600.

Here is the next question: "Who was the first Governor of Texas?"

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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According to Battle of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas and wikipedia, Battle of the Alamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, about 400-600 Mexican Soldiers were injured or wounded. The more common belief is about 600.

Here is the next question: "Who was the first Governor of Texas?"
That is good enough on the Alamo. I found another site that says:

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It is important to remember that the Alamo is essentially a cemetery, a place where 182 Texans defenders died, and 1,600 Mexican soldiers were either killed or wounded on March 6th, 1836. Their remains were dismembered, burned, dumped in the San Antonio River, or simply left to the elements. It was one of the bloodiest battles in American and Texas history.
But I question its accuracy.

In regard to IH-45 I still have not found that answer, but I learned more then I ever wanted to know about freeways in Houston.

Back to Amber's question: "Who was the first Governor of Texas?"
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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James Henderson was the first governor.

Who was the first female governor of Texas?
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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James Henderson was the first governor.

Who was the first female governor of Texas?

That would be Miriam Amanda Ferguson. She was governor twice. First from January 20, 1925 - January 17, 1927. Her second term was from January 17, 1933 - January 15, 1935. Here is my source: FERGUSON, MIRIAM AMANDA WALLACE [MA] | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA).

Here is the next question: "What is the southernmost town/city in Texas?"
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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James Henderson was the first governor.

Who was the first female governor of Texas?
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson.

LOL!! Beat me again. So you get to ask the next question!
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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Brownsville, isn't it?

edit: I don't think South Padre is a town, or is it?
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Brownsville, isn't it?

edit: I don't think South Padre is a town, or is it?

Close sir, but not quite. Brownsville is the second most southern town/city. Hint: It is just southeast of Brownsville and has a population of about 1120 people.
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