The Longhorn, (Bos bos,) was adopted on June 16, 1995, as the Texas Large Mammal. The longhorn became the official “large state” when Governor George W. Bush signed House Concurrent Resolution No. 178.
The Texas Longhorn was fashioned entirely by nature in North America. Stemming from ancestors that were the first cattle to set foot on American soil almost 500 years ago, it became the end product of “survival of the fittest”. Today’s Texas longhorn is a hybrid breed resulting from a random mixing of Spanish retinto (criollo) stock and English cattle that Anglo-American frontiersmen brought to Texas from southern and mid-western states in the 1820s and 1830s.
The Longhorn shaped by a combination of natural selection and adaptation to the environment, the Texas Longhorn is the only cattle breed in America which – without aid from a man – is truly adapted to America.
With the destruction of the buffalo following the Civil War, the Longhorns were rushed in to occupy the Great Plains, a vast empire of grass vacated by the buffalo. Cattlemen brought their breeding herds north to run on the rich grazing lands of western Nebraska, Wyoming, the Dakotas, and Montana. Thus, the Great Plains became stocked largely with these “bovine citizens” from the Southwest. And, the Texas Longhorns adapted well to their expanding world.
Criollo cattle are of solid color ranging from Jersey tan to cherry red. Black Longhorns are few and brindles are rare.
The Longhorn also serves as the mascot for the University of Texas.
The Longhorn camouflage pattern is modeled after the (M81) pattern and displays four color tones and a pattern that’s seen on the ”Classic” pattern polo’s. The Longhorn’s colors are black, light-grey, white, and Jersey tan (orange). The pattern has been woven to give an aggressive, contrast, but classic look.
Dry-Fit Jersey Mesh Polo
The entire Proud Americans Who Serve Polo line is made with high-quality polyester material to ensure you have a polo shirt that will be the same size and quality after numerous washes with colors that are unwavering in detail and resilience in color.
The Proud Americans Who Serve polo has unparalleled breathability for superior cooling. Jersey mesh technology ensures breathable comfort all day long. This technology locks in color; keeping the designs and colors crisp-making these polos a must-have fan favorite all season long.
The Proud Americans Who Serve Polos are made with flatlock stitching using 4 needles with 6 threads overlocking.
165 gsm / 4.87-ounce, 100% Jersey mesh polyester (front, back, and side panels)
Moisture-wicking, eco-friendly, quick-dry material
Around the neck tag-free label
Flat knit collar
3-button placket with dyed-to-match black buttons
Set-in, open hem sleeves
The official Proud Americans Who Serve label inside the collar
Packaged in individual polybags
Caring for your Proud Americans Who Serve Polo
Please adhere to these washing and drying instructions to ensure your shirt lasts for years to come.
- MACHINE WASH COLD
- WASH INSIDE OUT WITH LIKE COLORS
- DO NOT USE SOFTENERS
- REMOVE IMMEDIATELY
- DO NOT ALLOW TO LAY ON ITSELF WHEN WET
- DO NOT BLEACH
- COOL IRON
- DO NOT IRON DESIGN
- DO NOT DRY CLEAN
- TUMBLE DRY LOW