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FC: RUNNING ACROSS TEXAS

1: Beau Burbach & Sam Ehlinger Coach Kee 8th Period

2: A- Angelo State University B- Bob Bullock Museum C- Corpus Christi D- Davis Mountains E- El Paso Museum of History F- Fort Davis G- Galveston County Historical Museum H- Historic Brownsville Museum I- Ingram J- Lake LBJ K- Kerrville L- Lake Gilmer M- Midland N- Neches River- O- Odessa College P- Palo Duro Canyon Q- Quitman Mountains R- Sabine River S- South Texas College T- Tehuacana Hills U- University of Texas V- Valley Race Park W- Winnsboro Lake X- XIT Ranch Y- Y.O. Ranch Z- Zilker Park | Table of Contents

3: Angelo State University | Universities | Angelo State University is a public university located in San Angelo, Texas in Central Texas. After an unsuccessful 1923 bid to be selected as the home of Texas Technological College, the citizens of San Angelo decided they would create their own college even if they had to pay for it themselves. Angelo State University was founded in 1928 as San Angelo College. When classes began, 112 students enrolled with city students paying $75 tuition and out-of-town students paying $115. Angelo State is a member of the Texas Tech University System.

4: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is in downtown Austin, Texas. The Museum tells the 'Story of Texas'. It has many interactive displays on three floors. The museum has the special effects show, The Star of Destiny film, and Austin's only IMAX Theatre featuring the film Texas: The Big Picture. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture is in front of the museum. | Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum | Historical Importance

5: Corpus Christi | Cities | Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in the South Texas region. The population was 305,215 at the 2010 census making it the eighth-largest city in the state. The city is home to the sixth largest port in the nation and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi means Body of Christ. The city has been nicknamed the Sparkling City by the Sea.

6: Landform | Davis Mountains | The Davis Mountains are located in West Texas, extending about 60 miles in the shape of a V from north to west central Jeff Davis County. They were formed by volcanic activity about 35 million years ago. They are the second highest range in Texas. The highest elevation in the Davis Mountains is 8,378-foot Mount Livermore. The Mescalero Apaches made seasonal camps in the mountains.

7: El Paso Museum of History | Historical Importance | The El Paso Museum of History is located in El Paso which is in West Texas. The Museum exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as, 'The Pass of the North'. The El Paso Museum of History collects, by City ordinance, material from the coming of the Spanish to the area (late 1500s) up to the present.

8: Fort Davis | Fort Davis is located in Western Texas Southeast of El Paso, Texas. Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protest emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Tran- Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail. | Historical Importance

9: Galveston County Historical Museum | Historical Importance | Galveston County Historical Museum is located in Galveston, Texas close to the Gulf of Mexico. The museum was opened to the public in 1976. Four years earlier, Mary Moody Northern had donated the former City National Bank building to Galveston County for use as a historical museum. The museum is dedicated to the memory of her father, W.L. Moody, Jr.

10: Historic Brownsville Museum | Historical Importance | The Historic Brownsville Museum is located in the city of Brownsville which is in the southernmost tip of Texas. The museum opened in 1986 and houses a variety of exhibits that interpret events from Brownsville's past. Exhibits include data from the earliest military fort in the area to the arrival of French teaching nuns to displays of agricultural and ranching tools and much more.

11: Ingram is located in Central Texas on the north bank of the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. Ingram was founded 1883 by J.C.W. Ingram who built a store and conducted church services. A new section was started in 1936 following a disastrous flood. Ingram is a trade center for surrounding camps, vacation and retirement homes. | Cities | Ingram

12: Lake LBJ is located in the Texas Hill Country about 45 miles northwest of Austin in Central Texas. Lake LBJ is named after President Lyndon B. Johnson. The lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River. It was built to provide hydroelectric power. The lake is normally a constant level lake and is just over 21 miles long. Lake LBJ is perfect for sailing, boating and all water related activities. | Lake LBJ | Water

13: Kerrville | Cities | Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, 58 miles northwest of San Antonio. Kerrville is named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, and a friend of settler-founder Joshua Brown, who settled in the area to start a shingle-making camp. Kerrville is best known for its parks along the Guadalupe River which runs directly through the city.

14: Lake Gilmer | Water | Lake Gilmer is 4 miles west of Gilmer, Texas which is in Northeast Texas. It opened to the public in 2001. Lake Gilmer is 1,010 surface acres. The fishing in Lake Gilmer is extremely good. Common fish species include largemouth bass, black and white crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish.

15: Midland is located in Northwest Texas on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. At times Midland was nicknamed The Tall City. Midland was forever changed by the discovery of oil in the Permian Basin in 1923. | Midland | Cities

16: Neches River | Water | The Neches River is located in East Texas. It flows for 416 miles through Houston, Angelina, Trinity, and Polk Counties in the Deep East Texas piney woods, northeast of Houston and southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Its mouth is on Sabine Lake near the Rainbow Bridge. Two major reservoirs, Lake Palestine and B. A. Steinhagen Reservoir, are located on the Neches River. Several cities are located along the Neches River Basin, including Evadale, Tyler, Lufkin, Silsbee, Beaumont, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves, and Port Arthur.

17: Odessa College | Universities | Odessa College is located in Odessa, Texas which is in Northwest Texas. Odessa College is a public two-year junior college serving the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin. It opened in 1952 and currently enrolls about 5,000 annually in its university-parallel and occupational/technical courses, and 11,000 students annually in its Basic Education, Continuing Education, and Community Recreation courses.

18: Palo Duro Canyon | Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is located in the Panhandle of Texas. The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River.

19: Quitman Mountains | Landforms | The Quitman Mountains are a mountain range in Hudspeth County, Texas. They are located in Western Texas near the border of Mexico. The Quitmans begin 7 miles west of Sierra Blanca and end 24 miles to the southeast in south central Hudspeth County. The highest elevation in the range is 6,589 feet above sea level. The Quitmans are steep and rocky, with a number of box canyons.

20: Sabine River | Water | The Sabine River is located on the Eastern border of Texas. It is 510 miles long. Part of the river forms the border between Texas and Louisiana. It empties into Sabine Lake, an estuary of the Gulf of Mexico. The name Sabine comes from the Spanish word for cypress, in reference to the extensive growth of such trees along the lower river.

21: South Texas College | Universities | South Texas College is located in downtown Houston, Texas which is in southeastern Texas. The school is a private American Bar Association accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It was founded in 1923. It is the oldest law school in Houston and the third-oldest in Texas.

22: Tehuacana Hills | Landforms | Tehuacana Hills is located south of Dallas which is in Northeast Texas. Tehuacana Hills is a mountain summit in Limestone County. Tehuacana Hills climbs to 640 feet above sea level. This area, the highest point between Houston and Dallas, has been a focal point of history for nearly 200 years.

23: University of Texas | University | The University of Texas is located in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas opened on September 15, 1883. Bevo, a Texas longhorn, has been the school's mascot since 1916. The longhorn represents the pride and tradition of the university. Created in 1955 by head cheerleader Harley Clark Jr., the"Hook 'em, Horns hand sign is recognized worldwide as the symbol of the Texas Longhorns. Whenever the Texas Longhorns win in any sport, they light the campus Tower burnt orange.

24: Valley Race Park | The Valley Race Park is located in Harlingen, Texas which is in south Texas. The race park is situated on nearly 80 acres, Valley Race Park is the home to greyhound racing and year round simulcasting of both horse and dog racing. The park features a 91,000 square foot building with terraced seating and table area, a main floor for simulcasting, a clubhouse restaurant and bar and party rooms. | Recreation

25: Water | Winnsboro Lake | Winnsboro Lake is located on Big Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. The lake is in Wood County 5 miles southwest of Winnsboro. The surface area is 806 acres. The maximum depth is 23 feet. The predominant fish species are the Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and the Sunfish.

26: XIT Ranch | Recreation | The XIT Ranch was a cattle ranch located in the Texas Panhandle. The ranch was over 3,000,000 acres. It stretched across all or portions of Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Parmer, Castro, Bailey, Lamb, Cochran, and Hockley counties. In the 1880's the XIT Ranch was the largest range in the world under fence, It was roughly 30 miles wide, Texas used the sale of the ranch to pay for it's granite capitol

27: Y.O. Ranch | Recreation | Y.O. Ranch is located in Central Texas in the Texas Hill Country 100 miles northwest of San Antonio. It was founded by Captain Charles Schreiner. The legendary ranch is 40,000 acres. It has one of the largest registered herds of Texas Longhorns in the world. The ranch has the nation's largest collection of naturally roaming exotic animals, with over 10,000 animals, including 55 species.

28: Zilker Park | Recreation | Zilker Park is located in Austin, Texas, the capital of Texas. In 1917, A.J. Zilker deeded the land to the city. This 351 acre park has a huge variety of activities. Barton Springs is a set of four natural water springs located on the grounds of Zilker Park. There are also hike and bike trails, picnic facilities, Zilker Botanical Garden, canoe rentals, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, riverboat rides on Lady Bird Lake, concerts, festivals and even a miniature train.

29: Citiations: | www.thestoryoftexas.com http:www.angelo.edu/ http:www.cctexas.com?fuseaction=main.view&page1634 http:www.tpwd.state.tx.usspdestfindadestparksdavismountains http:www.museumsusa.orgmuseums/info1167462 http:www.nps.govfodaindex.htm http:www.co.galveston.tx.usMuseumtestindex.asp http:www.brownsvillemuseum.org/ http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiIngram,Texas http:www.highlandlakes.comlakelbjhttp:kerrville.org http:www.tpwd.state.tx.usfishboatfishrecreationallakesgilmer// http:www.ci.midland.tx.us// http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiNechesRiver http:www.odessa.edu http://www.kerrville.org/index.aspx?NID=318 http:www.palodurocanyon.com// http:www.mountainzone.commountainsdetail.asp?fid2948556 en.wikipedia.orgwikiSabineRiver(Texas–Louisiana) www.southtexascollege.edu http://www.valleyracepark.com/About_Us.html/ www.tshaonline.orghandbookonlinearticleshlt04 http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/detail.asp?fid=2981356 www.utexas.edu/ www.valleyracepark.com/ www.tpwd.state.tx.usfishboatfishrecreationallakeswinnsboro /www.yoranch.com/ www.ci.austin.tx.uszilker/ /

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