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The beautiful city of Waco is located in the State of Texas. It is the 2nd largest state of the United States of America as per land. In terms of population, it beats them all and lands itself as the number 1 US state. The city of Houston is the largest city of Texas. The state of Texas has a nickname of Lone Star State. It signifies Texas' status of an independent republic. Due to the large Spanish and Mexican population, the culture of the state is heavily influenced by the South American culture which is why Texas is the first thing that comes to the mind when we hear the word 'cowboy'. The state has long been known as the center of the cattle industry in America. The oil disco vies of 1900s changed the fate of the state forever and the state's exports boomed. The prosperity can be well seen in the city of Waco as well. The total area of the city of Waco, as per the United States Census Bureau, is 95.4 miles square, of which about 83.9 miles square is land and the rest 11.34 % is water. The total population of the city, as per the stats of 2007 was 122,222, of which 51.1 % are non Hispanic Whites. Just like everywhere else in the State of Texas, Hispanics make the biggest minority of with 23.6 % in the city of Waco as well. The climate of the city is extreme. Summers are long and hot. The temperatures can reach as much as 112 F in the months of August and September. Precipitation rate is highest in May, about 4.5 inches. July and August are the sunniest months. Snowfall is not uncommon either. December and January can receive as much as 1 inch of snow annually.
The Interstate 35 leads straight to Waco, so the city is easily accessible. The city also has 3 airports. Once in the city, roaming about is not a problem. Yellow Cab provides the taxi services whereas the Waco Transit System provides bus service. Long before the Whites came, the city was inhabited b Wichita Native Americans who were called 'Waco'. That is where the city gets its name from. 1948, first hour was built in Waco by Shapley Ross. With the building of the first bridge, the fate of the city was changed forever. The immediate result was an explosion in the population of the city. A college was founded in 1873 which became the Texas Christian University in 1902. The Waco Horror of 1916, when a teenager was lynched by a mod, was officially condemned in 2006 by the Waco City Council. The memory of the horrible incident still rankles in the history of the city. But the city has recovered from this trauma and has made a head start at life. In George W Bush's election campaign, Waco had a White House Press Center. Today, Waco is one of the favorite most tourist destinations of Texas with many a historic sites.
The Waco Bridge is now considered a historic site and is open for pedestrians only. Dr Pepper Museum, McLennan County Courthouse, ALICO, which happens to be the tallest tower of the Southwest are some of the notable locations of Waco. Historic Waco Foundation, Praetorian Building and The Helen Marie Taylor Museum are also among the famous Waco tourist spots. Lake Air Shopping Center and Richland Shopping Center provide an unforgettable shopping experience. With a rich culture and history, the city of Waco is one place in Texas which offers something for everyone. The history of the city is well-preserved in several museums spread through-out the city. A trip to the city is well worth the time and money. So get your Waco tickets today!
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