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1: Alphabetical Texas | by:Emily Prince and Emma Campbell | 1

2: TABLE OF CONTENTS | Title Page- 1 Table of Contents- 2 A- 3 B- 4 C- 5 D- 6 E- 7 F- 8 G- 9 H- 10 I- 11 J- 12 K- 13 L- 14 M- 15 N- 16 O- 17 P- 18 Q- 19 R- 20 S- 21 T- 22 U- 23 V- 24 W- 25 X- 26 Y- 27 Z- 28 Citations- 29 | 2

3: A | Amarillo | Amarillo is one of the cities in Texas. Amarillo was first settled in 1887. Amarillo is Spanish for "yellow". It was named that because of the yellowish soil. Also most of the houses there were painted yellow. | 3 | City

4: B | 4 | The Rio Grande, known as the Rio Bravo south of the border, divides two nations but connects two peoples. For 1,200 miles, it "marks the border between the United States and Mexico-the longest river border in the world between countries at dramatically different levels of developement. | Rio Bravo | Water

5: C | Canadian river | The Canadian was known to seventeenth and eighteenth-century Spanish explorers as the Rio Buenaventura.In 1907 the Canadian River has either passed through or formed a boundary between nineteen Oklahoma counties.The Canadian drains semi-deserts, plains, prairies, forests, and mountains.It was the object of Spanish and French exploration.During the nineteenth century the Canadian River also served as a geopolitical boundary marker. | 5 | Water

6: D | 6 | Dallas | Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the ninth largest in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Wotrth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the United States. Divided between Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwell counties, the city had a 2010 population of approximately 1.2 million, according to the United States Census Bureau. | City

7: E | Balcones Escarpment | 7 | The Balcones Escarpment is a geologic fault zone several miles wide consisting of several faultings, most of which both dip and are downthrown to the east. It extends in a curved line across Texas from Del Rio to the Red River.The escarpment separates the Edwards Plateau in the west from the Coastal Plains.The Balcones zone was formed under conditions of strain during the Tertiary era.Water-bearing formations passing beneath the plateau to the plains are broken across by the Balcones fault group. | Landform

8: F | 8 | Six Flags | Six Flags theme park is fun for young and old alike.In 1961 the first Six Flags park was opened by founder Angus Wynne in Texas.Six Flags introduced the world's first log flume ride and the very first ever steel roller coaster and whitewater rides.The first Six Flags park featured several different attractions for young and old.In 1966 Wynne sold his theme park to Penn Central Corp, and the following year Six Flags made its first move beyond the Texas state line and opened a Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia. | Recreation

9: G | 9 | The Guadalupe River | The Guadalupe River was one of the earliest-explored rivers in Texas, and was named for Our Lady of Guadalupe by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Leon in 1689. During 1691-93, Domingo Teran de los Rios, the Spanish Governor of Texas, maintained a colony on the river, and an early Anglo-American settlement, with thirty to forty families living along the banks, formed the boundary of the Power-Hewitson Irish Colony. | Water

10: H | 10 | Historic Churches | St. Peter's Church was completed in 1918, after the original church was destroyed by a cyclone. The church has many beautifully stylized paintings, stained glass windows, and hand painted statues. It is located in the small town of Lindsay, a few miles west of Gainesville.The frame church was replaced in 1903 by a brick building, but this was destroyed by a tornado 14 years later. A replacement was built in October of 1919." | Historical Importance | [St. Peter's Church]

11: I | 11 | Pelican Island | Pelican Island and its array of birds can be viewed from the refuge's new public facilities located adjacent to the island or by making reservations with one of the local boat tour operators.The new public facilities on the refuge were opened on March 14, 2003.Recreational opportunities at the new refuge facilities include hiking, bird watching, wildlife observation and photography.Pelican Island can be viewed by boat. There are several public boat ramps to access the refuge waters by personal watercraft. | Recreation

12: J | 12 | San Jacinto Battleground | The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site holds a significant responsibility to preserve the proud history of the State of Texas and the United States. The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought Texas its independence was fought on this site. Because of the great importance of the Battle to the course of history, the Battleground is of state, national and international significance, a fact that is attested to by the site's National Historic Landmark status. | Historical Importance

13: K | 13 | Kemah Boardwalk | Recriation | The Kemah Boardwalk is located just 20 miles from downtown Houston.the Kemah Boardwalk is home to waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.The Boardwalk has several restaurants.Ride hours are seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

14: L | 14 | Lake Jackson Historical Museum | From a simple conversation between two friends, grew an organization that would save the history of their town for years to come. Over 25 years have passed since Gena Weddell and former mayor Vic Vickers, spoke about saving a Lake Jackson landmark, but the spirit of their conservation still continues. In 1981, Ms. Weddell and Mr. This conversation led to the formation of a committee to save the historic building, which then led to the organization of the Lake Jackson Historical Society, later renamed as the Lake Jackson Historical Association. | historical importance

15: M | 15 | A&M | Texas A&M has formal agreements for collaborative research and faculty/student exchanges with more than 130 institutions in 52 countries, with active research programs on all seven continents.Texas A&M ranks at the top among the state's public institutions in student retention and graduation rates – among the leader's overall and for minority students, both African-American and Hispanic.Aggie Muster honors fallen Aggies and is observed around the world each April 21.More than 2,800 courses offered in more than 150 fields of study.The 12th Man – Students stand during football games to show support for the team – and for fellow Aggies – a personification of the Aggie Spirit. | universities

16: N | 16 | Nordhiem | Cities | In the 1880s much of land around present-day Nordheim was owned by H. Runge & Co. of Cuero. With the arrival of the railroad (The San Antonio and Aransas Pass) in 1895, a townsite was platted and a post office opened the following year. The president of Ringe and Co. suggested the name of his hometown back in Germany and it has been Nordheim ever since. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church organized in 1896 and the town gained a passenger depot in 1901.

17: O | 17 | Osage plains | The Osage Plains, the physiographic section of the larger Central Lowland province, which in turn is part of the larger Interior Plains physiographic division. The Osage Plains has short prairie grasses, wheat, cattle, and other livestock. Kansas City is located in the Osage Plains. Osage Plains is part of the Great Plains of the United States of America.The Osage Plains are very flat with only a few rolling hills.Finally, the Osage Plains has three lakes, eighteen highways, and nine forests. | landform

18: P | 18 | Pecos River | Water | The Pecos River is a river in the southwestern United States, rising in Mora County, north-central New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and flowing about 926 miles (1,490 km) through eastern New Mexico and western Texas. After leaving the mountains, the Pecos flows over desertlike land, and its channel is dry much of the year. Near Roswell, N.M., the river widens into a basin, which closes somewhat to a broad, shallow valley at the Texas–New Mexico border.

19: Q | 19 | Quitman mountains | Quitman Mountains is a mountain range in Hudspeth County in the state of Texas.Quitman Mountains climbs to 6,686 feet (2,037.89 meters) above sea level.Quitman Mountains is located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also called lat - long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 31.149574 and W -105.496346.The nearest city to it is Sierra Blanca.The Quitman Mountains begin seven miles west of Sierra Blanca. | Landform

20: R | 20 | RICE University | Universities | Rice University, also known as William Marsh Rice University, is one of the many universities in the United States that is distinguished by its size, collaborative culture, selectivity and resources. The campus spans 300 acres which offers many opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, professionals and research. This is the reason why Rice University is considered one of the better options for higher education where its applications overlap with other schools like MIT, Duke and Stanford.

21: S | 21 | Sabine | Water | In the fall of 1843 the steamboat Sabine, with Capt. John Clemmons at the helm, made the first trip on the Sabine River. Being a sturdy craft, she made several trips up and down the river successfully.About 1858, a steamboat bearing the name of Biloxi came up the Sabine from Biloxi, Mississippi, and unloaded several dozen slaves. The landing where they unloaded became known as Biloxi. For awhile it prospered. Then it became a ghost town and vanished, as many of the river towns did when the railroads came and the steamboat era ended.

22: T | 22 | T.C.U | University | TCU is committed to creating a world-class, values-centered university experience. With $515 million of construction under way or completed in recent years, a vibrant living and learning community, mentoring faculty, scores of opportunities to develop leadership skills on campus and abroad, and an endowment listed 62nd among colleges and universities in the United States, TCU is ahead of the curve.

23: U | 23 | UT | Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation.UT is a diverse learning community, with students from every state and more than 100 countries. UT is a university with world talent and Texas traditions. UT has seven museums and 17 libraries. UT enrolls about 51,000 students a year. | University

24: V | 24 | Victoria | Victoria location: in southeast Texas, north of Corpus Christi. The distance to the Texas state capital is 112 miles. (as the crow flies). The population of Victoria is approximately 55,076 (1990). The amount of land area in Victoria is 78.012 sq. kilometers. The amount of surface water is 0.135 sq kilometers. The distance from Victoria to Washington DC is 1380 miles. | City

25: W | 25 | Whichita Falls | The population of Wichita Falls is approximately 104,197 (2000). The approximate number of families is 41,916 (2000).The amount of land area in Wichita Falls is 140.197 sq. kilometers.The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.Wichita Falls is positioned 33.89 degrees north of the equator and 98.51 degrees west of the prime meridian. | Water

26: X | 27 | Historical Importance | X.I.T. Museum | The XIT Ranch in the 1880s was the largest range in the world under fence and it all laid in the Texas Panhandle. It's three million acres sprawled from the old Yellow House headquarters, near what is now Lubbock, Texas, northward to the Oklahoma Panhandle, in an irregular strip that was roughly 30 miles wide. It covered portions of ten counties which apparently helped perpetuate the misbelief that the brand -XIT- stands for "Ten In Texas".

27: Y | 26 | Yoakum is on the Lavaca-DeWitt county line. It was built on a league of land granted to John May by the government of Coahuila and Texas in 1835 and was used as a gathering place for cattle to be driven up the Chisholm Trail. Yoakum did not grow until the construction of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1887. At this time a townsite was laid out and named after Benjamin F. Yoakum, vice president and general manager of the line.J.P. Jamieson built a store in 1887, and a post office opened that year. | Yoakum | City

28: Z | 28 | Zilker Park | Recreation | In 1918, A.J. Zilker deeded the 35 acres surrounding Barton Springs to the City of Austin. In 1932, Zilker agreed to give the military school established during the First World War an additional 330 acres, joining the 35 acres on the north side of the original tract if the city would buy the acreage from the school for $200,000. This action was approved in a bond election and despite the economic depression of the 1930's. the land was developed into Zilker Park.

29: CITATIONS | 29 | B: "Rio Bravo, Texas - City Information, Fast Facts, Schools, Colleges, and More." City Town Info - U.S. Cities, Career Profiles, Schools and Colleges. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. . | D: "Dallas Stats & Facts: Size, Population, Topography." Dallas Hotels, Restaurants, Events and Things to Do | Dallas CVB. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. | F: Grimes, Heather. "Facts About Six Flags | EHow.com." EHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Trusted Advice for the Curious Life | EHow.com. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. . | A- "Amarillo, Texas - City Information, Fast Facts, Schools, Colleges, and More." City Town Info - U.S. Cities, Career Profiles, Schools and Colleges. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. . | H: "Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Lindsay, Texas Painted Church." All about Texas - Texas Travel, History, Attractions, over 2600 Cities, Towns, Ghost Towns; People, Historic Places, Buildings, Illustrated. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . | I- "Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge."US Fish and Wildlife Service Home.Web 13 Sept. 2011. . | J: "TPWD: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site." Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . | L: "Lake Jackson Historical Museum - Lake Jackson Historical Association." Lake Jackson Historical Museum - Home. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . | M- "Facts about Texas A&M University." Texas A&M University - Welcome To Admissions. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. . | C- "CANADIAN RIVER." Oklahoma State University - Library - Home. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. . | E- "BALCONES ESCARPMENT," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rxb01), accessed September 11, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association | G: "TPWD: Guadalupe River State Park." Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. . | K- Kemah Boardwalk - The Fun Never Stops! Web. 14 Sept. 2011. .

30: CITATIONS | O- "Facts about Osage Plains - True Knowledge." True Knowledge - the Internet Answer Engine. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. . | Q- "Quitman Mountains Range - Texas Mountain Peak Information." Your Mountain Sport Resource for Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Climbing. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | R- "Facts about Pecos River: New Mexico, as Discussed in New Mexico (state, United States): Drainage: -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | S- "Sabine River History - Newton County Texas." Comprehensive Toledo Bend Lake Information Resource - Toledo-Bend.Com. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | U- "About UT | The University of Texas at Austin." Home | The University of Texas at Austin. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | W- "Wichita Falls Texas Profile and Resource Guide, City or Community of Wichita Falls, Texas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising." Top USA Directory and US City Resource Guide. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | Y- Yoakum Chamber of Commerce. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . | T: Texas Christian University - News and Events. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . | V: "Victoria Texas Profile and Resource Guide, City or Community of Victoria, Texas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising." Top USA Directory and US City Resource Guide. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . | X: "History of the XIT Ranch." XIT Museum. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . | N- "Nordheim, Texas (TX 78141) Profile: Population, Maps, Real Estate, Averages, Homes, Statistics, Relocation, Travel, Jobs, Hospitals, Schools, Crime, Moving, Houses, News, Sex Offenders." Stats about All US Cities - Real Estate, Relocation Info, House Prices, Home Value Estimator, Recent Sales, Cost of Living, Crime, Race, Income, Photos, Education, Maps, Weather, Houses, Schools, Neighborhoods, and More. Web. 18 Sept. 2011. .

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