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1: 26 Ways to Love Texas By James Helgren and Toby Grace

2: TABLE OF CONTENTS | Austin Community College Brazos River Caddo Legacy Museum Dave and Buster's Emory Peak Fox Memorial Marker Guadalupe Peak Fort Sam Houton Museum Idalou Jacksonville Kickapoo Lake Lake Texoma A&M Natural Bridge Caverns Lake Ouachita Palo Duro Canyon Quitman Enchanted Rock Six Flags Fiesta, TX University of Texas Volente Beach Western Texas College XIT Historical Museum Dallas Zoo

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4: Austin Community College | ACC is a college that was established in 1973. It has roughly 45,000 students. This college has eight friendly campuses. Austin Community College is located in central Texas. ACC is ranked number one in the nation among chemical engineering progrtams in the United States. | Universities

5: Brazos River | Water | The Brazos River runs on for about 180 miles. There are many easy-going places in this river to canoe. It is also an excellent place to fish. It means "Arms of God". The fine citizens of Waco depend on the source of water the Brazos provides for them.

6: Caddo Legacy Museum | Historical Important | The Caddo Legacy Museum presents indian pottery, arrowheads, and tools from back in the day. It is located in Hallsville, Texas. The items this museum represents are very antient, and they often trade to get the items. This museum, which is in an area which is not very popular, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

7: Dave and Busters | Recreation | Dave and Busters has over 200 interactive video games. The D&B is located on Research Blvd. Dave and Busters' games take it from the hand-crafted shuffleboards to the virtual reality simulaers. Each D&B has a full-service restraunt and bar along with the games, and offers special deals to use both. There are over 50 D&Bs in service in which five are in Texas.

8: Emory Peak | Landform | Emory Peak is the highest mountain in Big Bend National Park. The trail has a total length of 12 miles. The end of the trail requires rock climbing skill to get to the top. The peak is 7825 feet high. The trail has been damaged due to erosion, making it harder for a hiker to climb.

9: Fox Memorial Marker | Historical Importance | The Fox Memorial Marker is a monument looking over the Colorado River. It is dedicated to Oscar J. Fox. Engraved in the stone are the names Samuel Fox, Elizabeth D. Fox, Samuel Fox II, Elizabeth M. Fox, Absalom Fox, and Elmira Church Fox. The births of those people dated from 1730 to 1814. The deaths dated from 1808 to 1859.

10: Guadalupe Peak | Landform | Guadalupe Mountain has the highest peak in Texas. It is 8,749 feet tall. It is located in west Texas in Guadalupe National Park. The Guadalupe Mountains are some of the windiest places in the U.S. The Guadalupe Mountains are composed of limestone. The Guadalupe Peak trail is 8.4 miles altogether.

11: Fort Sam Houston Museum | Fort Sam Houston Museum is located in San Antonio. It holds memories of the U.S. Army from 1845 to today. It has over 900 historic structures. It also has objects from the Texas Indian wars. This museum was established in 1967. | Historical Importance

12: Idalou | City | Idalou is a city in Lubbok County. Its population was 2,157 at the 2000 census. It began as a settlement around a Santa Fe Railway depot on the South Plains in the early 1910's. Their football team is known as the Idalou Wildcats. It is located in the Texas Panhandle.

13: Jacksonville | Jacksonville is located in Cherokee County in Eastern Texas. The population was 13,868 at the 2000 census. It's the main city in the Jacksonville Micropoliton statistical area. It gained the title '' Tomato Capital of the World''. It began in 1847 as Gum Creek. | City

14: Kickapoo Lake | Water | Lake Kickapoo is a reservoir. It's located in Archer County. The lake was created in 1947. Kickapoo Lake has a surface area of 6200 acres. It was named after the native American tribe Kickapoo, which camped there.

15: Lake Texoma | Water | Lake Texoma is one of the largest resevoirs in the United States. It is formed by Denison Dam on the Red River. Texoma is currently situated on the Red River. It attracts about six million visitors a year. The lake provides habitat for at least 70 species of fish.

16: A&M | University | Texas A&M is one of the nation's largest universities. It has over 49,000 students. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened in 1997 on West Campus, making Texas A&M one of the few universities to have a presidential library on their campus. It officially opened in 1876. Texas A& has 800 student organizations and countless activities. But we all know that U.T. is better.

17: Natural Bridge Caverns | Landform | In 1960, four college students got permission to explore what is now the Natural Bridge Caverns. The students soon found out that large underground passages existed under the bridge. The bridge is 60 feet long and is made of limestone. It is one of the largest caverns in the state of Texas. Geologists predict the caverns were made 20 million years ago.

18: Lake Ouachita | Water | The Ouachita River Valley was first inhabited by Native American tribes. By the 1800s other settlers began arriving from the Mississippi into the wilderness along the Ouachita River. Lake Ouachita was authorized by the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944. Hernando DeSoto was one of the first explorers to document life along the Ouachita River. It covers over 82,000 acres.

19: Palo Duro Canyon | Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is located near the city of Armarillo. It is 120 feet long and 20 feet long. The canyon is over 800 ft. deep at its deepest point. The rim of the canyon has an elevation of 3500 feet. This canyon is claimed to be the 2nd largest canyon in the United States; the Grand Canyon is the largest.

20: Quitman | City | Quitman is located in Wood County. Its population was 2,030 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of Sissy Spacek, an academy award winner. The city is nicknamed ''Come Grow with Us''. Quitman was established in 1850. This city has a school district named Quitman ISD, or QISD.

21: Enchanted Rock | Landform | Enchanted Rock is located about 15 miles north of Fredericksburg. It is a large pink granite rock formation. The formation covers about 640 acres of land. It rises over 400 feet up. The area has some hikes for the interest of visitors.

22: Six Flags | Recreation | Six Flags has the highest quantity of itself in the entire world as of amusement parks. It is also the fifth most popular park in the world. The ones located in Texas are in the cities of Fiesta, Texas and Dallas, Texas. When Six Flags first opened, it had a stage coach ride and one ride called ''Skull Island''. It first opened in 1961.

23: Fiesta, Texas | City | Fiesta, Texas is a city the holds one of the amazing Six Flags's. Over 200 acres of land in this city are covered in roller coasters and joyful visitors. It is very close to San Antonio - literally on the edge. From May to September, on selected days, they hold a Starburst Concert with fireworks. They also have a large celebration of Christmas called ''Holiday in the Park''.

24: University of Texas | University | U.T. is a university in the capital of Texas. The university's campus is located a quarter of a mile from the state capital. Current and former U.T. students have won 88 Olympic medals. It currently has 7 museums. There are 17 libraries on its campus.

25: Volente Beach | Recreation | Volente Beach is a water park located in Austin. It has many swimming pools. The park also has two waterslides. Other rides include a tube ride and a slide-around bowl. Volente also has a shallow pirate ship pool for small children.

26: Western Texas College | University | WTC is a community college in Synder, Texas. It is in Scurry County. This college was founded in 1971. The college's popularity growth was well above the state average. The programs at this college could qualify students for the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees.

27: XIT Historical Museum | Historical Importance | XIT Museum is located in Dalhart, Texas. The museum displays artifacts from periods in the past. It's sponsored by the Dallam-Hartley County Historical Association. The museum is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. It's part of the Panhandle Plains.

28: Yorktown | City | Yorktown was founded in 1848 on the banks of the Coleto Creek. It's one of the oldest communities in DeWitt County. The city was founded by Captain John York and Charles Eckhardt. The population if Yorktown was 2,271 at the 2000 census. The city is 1.7 square miles=of land.

29: Dallas Zoo | Recriation | Dallas zoo covers 106 acres of land. It is the largest zoo in Texas. There are over 1800 animals in the zoo. In the zoo, 406 different species of animals are in the area. It opened in 1888. It once held the oldest giraffe in the world - Hildy.


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  • Title: 26 Ways to Love Texas
  • This is a project in Coach Kee's Texas history class to find an area in Texas for each letter in the alphabet.
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