• Why Is Pecan Tree Texas State Tree?

    PECAN TREETexas didn’t have a designated state tree until 1919 when it chose the pecan tree. Why pecan, we wondered so we did a little studying.

    It seems that fossil remains indicate that the pecan tree was here long before we were so I suppose its choice as the state tree only seemed fitting. Besides, it was the pecan tree that did so much to sustain those Native Americans who were first in this part of the world.  Eating the nut straight from the tree, roasting it, grinding it, and extracting pecan milk from the nut all formed a basic staple in the Indian diet.


    In 2001, we pale faces finally caught onto what our predecessors knew long ago and the pecan was designated as the state health nut.  Of course, here in the Jones house we tout the health benefits of the pecan on a daily basis, and we prefer that the world contact Durham Pecan in Comanche, Texas for all of its nutty needs! :)


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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