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Entry from March 19, 2008
Red Tail Hawk Capital (Kaufman nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.


http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/capitals.html
Official Capital Designations


Wikipedia: Kaufman, Texas
Kaufman is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,490 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kaufman County. 

Wikipedia: Red-tailed Hawk
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the “chickenhawk.” It breeds almost throughout North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, weighing from 690 to 2000 grams (1.5 to 4.4 pounds) and measuring 45–65 cm (18 to 26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110 to 145 cm (43 to 57 in). The Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, as females are 25% larger than males. Red-tailed Hawk plumage can be variable, depending on the subspecies. These color variations are called morphs, and a Red-tailed Hawk may be light, dark, or rufous.

The Red-tailed Hawk is successful in large part because it tolerates a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, agricultural fields and urban areas. It lives throughout the North American continent, except in areas of unbroken forest or the high arctic.It is also legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. 

List of city nicknames at AllExperts
Red-tailed Hawk capital of the world: Kaufman, Texas

Texas Legislature
By Brown of KaufmanH.R. No. 374
R E S O L U T I O N
WHEREAS, Many proud residents of Kaufman County are gathering in Austin on March 19, 2001, to celebrate Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol, and this event offers an ideal opportunity to recognize the county’s many fine attributes; and

WHEREAS, Situated in the fertile Blackland Prairie of Northeast Texas, Kaufman County was home to Cherokee and Caddo Indians before the arrival of Anglo settlers in 1840; led by William P. King, this group of 40 pioneers from Mississippi established a stockade, King’s Fort, and a community that became known as Kingsboro; and

WHEREAS, In 1848, Kaufman County was carved out of Henderson County and named in honor of David Spangler Kaufman, a member of the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress; the settlement of Kingsboro became the county seat in 1851 and took the new name of Kaufman; and

WHEREAS, For many years the steadily rising population of this rural county enjoyed a strong economy based predominately on its cotton crop; by 1960 the county had taken on a more urban character, with over half of its population residing in towns; while still a hub for agricultural exports, Kaufman County today is home to an array of manufacturing enterprises and to a significant government sector; and

WHEREAS, Known as the “Red Tail Hawk Capital of Texas,” the town of Kaufman is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River; the Kaufman County Historical Commission is planning to create a new museum outside of Kaufman that will preserve and interpret a formerly common aspect of the American countryside, the county‑supported farm that sheltered those unable to work and who lacked other means of support; and

WHEREAS, Another significant site, the Porter Farm, is located outside of Terrell; chosen by a federal agent in 1903 to demonstrate ways of combating the boll weevil, this farm became the genesis of the U.S. Agricultural Extension Service; and

WHEREAS, Still a center of instruction, Terrell now boasts two colleges, Southwestern Christian College and a branch of Trinity Valley Junior College; the town also features the Terrell Heritage Museum and the Silent Wings Museum, the latter highlighting the role of airborne personnel, and especially glider pilots, in World War II; and

WHEREAS, In 1873, the first railroad to build in Kaufman County laid tracks through Forney, giving the town an important boost; this year the town’s newspaper, the Forney Messenger, celebrates its 120th birthday; an agricultural and small manufacturing center, Forney was recognized in 1987 by the Texas Legislature for its numerous antique establishments; and

WHEREAS, Annual celebrations in Kaufman County include Summerfest in Kaufman, the Terrell Heritage Jubilee, and the Lion’s Club Jackrabbit Stampede, a bicycle ride through the countryside around Forney; year‑round, Lake Ray Hubbard and the Cedar Creek Reservoir are popular destinations for outdoors enthusiasts; and

WHEREAS, The residents of Kaufman County enjoy the best of both worlds, the neighborly communities that are such wonderful places to live and raise a family, and easy access to nearby Dallas, one of the nation’s major cities; and

WHEREAS, Kaufman County citizens possess a notable heritage and look forward to a bright and promising future, and they are indeed deserving of special tribute for the outstanding contributions they and their forebears have made to the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 77th Texas Legislature hereby recognize March 19, 2001, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol and extend to this delegation sincere best wishes for an enjoyable and memorable visit.

Texas Senate Journal (March 17, 2003)
SENATE RESOLUTION 176
Senator Deuell offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS, The Texas Senate is proud to join the citizens of Kaufman County in the celebration of Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol on March 17, 2003; and

WHEREAS, Kaufman County was originally inhabited by Cherokee and Caddo Indians; the first Anglo settlement, King s’ Fort, was established by William P. King and 40 Mississippi pioneers in 1840; Kaufman County was created from Henderson County in 1848, and three years later King s’ Fort was selected as its county seat and renamed Kaufman, in honor of David Spangler Kaufman, a member of the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress; and

WHEREAS, Located in Northeast Texas, Kaufman County is blessed with the fertile soil of the Blackland Prairie, an attribute that attracted early settlers to the area from across the southern United States; today s’ residents continue to take advantage of this enduring natural resource, cultivating an agriculture industry worth nearly $30 million; and

WHEREAS, The county s’ most populous town, Terrell, is home to two higher education facilities, Southwestern Christian College and a branch of Trinity Valley Junior College, as well as cultural attractions such as the Silent Wings Museum and the Terrell Heritage Museum; and

WHEREAS, On the outskirts of Terrell lies Porter Farm; in 1903, this site was chosen by a federal agent to demonstrate ways of combating the boll weevil, an experiment that eventually led to the establishment of the United States Agricultural Extension program; and

WHEREAS, Known as the “Red Tail Hawk Capital of Texas,” Kaufman County offers year-round festivities for local residents and tourists alike, including Summerfest in Kaufman, the Terrell Heritage Jubilee, and the Lion s’ Club Jackrabbit Stampede, a bicycle ride through the beautiful countryside around Forney; Lake Ray Hubbard and the Cedar Creek Reservoir provide visitors with an opportunity for outdoor recreation; and

WHEREAS, Kaufman County has long been an outstanding place in which to live, work, and raise a family, and it is indeed a privilege to pay tribute to this community and its citizens at this time; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of the 78th Texas Legislature hereby recognize March 17, 2003, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting delegation best wishes for an enjoyable and informative stay in Austin.
The resolution was read and was adopted without objection.

Senate Journal (March 7, 2005)
SENATE RESOLUTION 321
Senator Deuell offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Citizens from Kaufman County are celebrating Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol on March 7, 2005; and

WHEREAS, Kaufman County was originally inhabited by Cherokee and Caddo Indians; the first Anglo settlement, King’s Fort, was established by William P. King and 40 Mississippi pioneers in 1840; Kaufman County was created from Henderson County in 1848, and three years later King’s Fort was selected as its county seat and renamed Kaufman, in honor of David Spangler Kaufman, a member of the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress; and

WHEREAS, Located in Northeast Texas, Kaufman County is blessed with the fertile soil of the Blackland Prairie, an attribute that attracted early settlers to the area from across the southern United States; today’s residents continue to take advantage of this enduring natural resource, cultivating an agriculture industry worth nearly $30 million; and

WHEREAS, The county is home to two higher education facilities, Southwestern Christian College and Trinity Valley Junior College, as well as cultural attractions such as the Number One British Flying Training School Museum and the Terrell Heritage Museum; and

WHEREAS, Known as the “Red Tail Hawk Capital of Texas,” Kaufman County offers year-round festivities and outdoor recreation for local residents and tourists alike; in addition, Progressive Farmer magazine recently named the region as one of the top 10 counties in the Southwest United States in which to live; and

WHEREAS, Kaufman County has long been an outstanding place in which to live, work, and raise a family, and the community and its citizens merit special commendation for their contributions to the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of the 79th Texas Legislature hereby recognize March 7, 2005, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visitors from Kaufman County best wishes for an enjoyable and informative stay in Austin.

SR 321 was read and was adopted without objection.

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