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Texas State Capitol*
in Austin, is one of the largest State Capitols
in the country.
Local Texas materials are used throughout the Capitol.
In 1879, the Texas Legislature sold 3 million acres in the Texas panhandle. A group of Chicago businessmen, the Capitol Syndicate, paid over 3 million dollars in exchange for the land. The XIT Ranch, as the land came to be known, has a rich and interesting history. The land for money deal, makes Texas the only state that used land to pay for their Capitol.
Visit the online XIT MUSEUM
The Handbook of Texas Online : XIT Ranch
Is it spelled Capitol
or Capital? Answer: Both!