As a Texan I wanted to add some neat things about a Texas setting for Westernpunk:
a Texan, Jacob Brodbeck, who built and flew the first airplane in history. He called it a flying machine. The first take off occurred in 1866 in Gillespie County, Texas. It ran off a powerful clockwork motor and a series of gears. It built up power for take off by gliding down a hill. He could fly for three or four minutes under power, then glide to a landing.
Another fantastic piece of Texas history is the alien ufo crash that took place in Aurora Texas in 1897. A ufo plowed though a windmill and destroyed it and a spaceman was found inside it and given a Christian burial. Someone stole the alien’s tombstone but the state of Texas put up a historical marker at the cemetery, which says, “This site is also well known because of the legend that a spaceship crashed nearby in 1897 and the pilot , killed in the crash was buried here.”
Also you may know that Texas was it’s on country for a while with it’s own President and it’s own money.
Awesome story :D both of them!!!