Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Geographic Center of Texas! The MOST TEXAN Place Ever?

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Alright, so here it is.

The geographic center of Texas

or at least the public marker for the center.

The actual point is somewhere on private property

beyond these fences, but this is as close

as us members of the public can get.

So, I know what you're thinking,

I mean, Texas is so oddly shaped,

how do you find the center of it?

Well, you leave the hard work

to the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.

But, it's really easy what they did.

I mean, they just took Texas divided it

into four co-equal parts, took those parts

measured circumference and radial distance

and to the points of the compass rose,

took that compass laid it on top

of old Mayan star charts with the early work

of Aristotle and, of course, the Magna Carta

created a distance.

I don't know what I'm talking about.

I was just hoping maybe by standing close

to the center of Texas I would like

turn into George Strait or something.

I don't feel any different, do I look any different?

- No, it's still you.

- Alright, back in the truck.

So, metaphysically speaking, nothing happens

at the heart of Texas, unfortunately,

but tripperifically speaking,

it's still a must stop destination.

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