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  • Gail Gerard

    Texas history for ya--France, Mexico, Spain, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, State of Texas. <3

  • Lauren Laughs

    The name refers to the flags of the six different nations that have governed Texas: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America. The original park was (and still is) split into separate regions, such as the Spain and Mexico section which featured Spanish-themed rides, attractions and buildings. Not a Texan, but I know why it's called Six Flags.

  • Kelly Davis

    The Six Flags Over Texas amusement park areas used to be Mexico, Spain, France, Texas, Confederate States and the USA

  • L G

    The phrase 'Six Flags' is a nod to the 6 different flags that have flown over Texas (Mexico, Spain, France, Texas, Confederate States and the US of A). I actually had someone try to tell me this was not true. Ha. Someone never took Texas history in school.

  • Katrina Johnson

    Haha never realized people wouldn't know why it is called six flags

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