Houston receives a mention in a National Geographic project that kicked off Geography Awareness Week. The organization asked all 100 U.S. senators to draw a map of their state from memory and label at least three important places.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., included Houston on her map. McCaskill family members were local merchants and operated the local mill. She was born while the family lived in Houston.

Writes the senator: “Houston – My dad’s home town. I lived there when I was born.”