Tyler, Texas

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Tyler is a city in east Texas, named for former President John Tyler who was instrumental in bringing the then Republic of Texas into the United States.

It is world-renowned for its production of roses, earning it the moniker "Rose Capital of the World". The city operates a 14-acre rose garden open to the public featuring various rose varieties.

There are two universities located in the city: The University of Texas at Tyler (a public institution) and Texas College (a private historically black university operated under the auspices of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church) and a community college (Tyler Junior College).