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FC: Texas: Austin to Zilker Park Cameron Chandler Jack

1: Cameron, Jack, Chandler Coach Kee 6th period 9-6-11

2: Table of contents | Austin Bob Bullock meuseam Ccolorado River Dallas El Paso Community Collage Fort Worth G Rio Grande River Houston University Inner Space Caverns Jackson's County King Ranch Lubbock Mount Vanell Neches River Our Lady of the Lake University

3: Table of contents | Pecos River Queen isabella Inn Railroad inheritage Museum San Jacinto Monument T University of Texas Tech University of Texas Village Creek State Park Wimberly Tx XIT Historical Museum York Town Zilker Park

4: Austin | Austin is the capital of Texas and it is located in central Texas. Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas, and the fourteenth most popular city in the U.S. The state capitol opened in May 16 1888. | City

5: Bob Bullock Meauseam | The Bob bullock Measueam has a thirty foot tall bronze star at the door that sybalizes texas, the lone star state. The measueam opened on April of 2001. Each four of the Bob bullock Measuam covers a different aspect of Texas history. The second floor is about identity and discusses Texas history in the significant battles and people who made this state what it is today. The third floor has an exibet on texas adaptations to the land and how oil changed the state. | Recreation

6: Colorado River | The Colorado is 1450 miles in length. The river also supplies water to over 25 million people and irrigates more than 3.5 million acres. The river flows through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Texas and Mexico. The river is easily the major river of the southwestern United States. The 726-foot high Hoover Dam was finished in 1936. | water source

7: Dallas | Dallas is located in northern Texas. The frozen margarita machine was invinted in Dallas. Dallas is home of the professional football team the Dallas Cowboys. The first 7 Eleven was opened in Dallas. The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 41 of the richest Americans. | City

8: El Paso Community College | El Paso is located in eastern Texas. El Paso Community College is the fastest growing community college in the State of Texas. El Paso is located in the western part of Texas. El Paso community College offers over 130 academic programs. El Paso Community Collage was established in June 1969. | University

9: Fort Worth | City | ForFort Worth welcomes nearly 5.5 million visitors each year. Fort Worth is located in north Texas next to Dallas. Fort Worth's nickname is "CowTown". Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in America. The city was established in 1849 as an army outpost.

10: Rio Grande River. | The Rio Grande River makes up the border between Texas and Mexico. The Rio Grande is the longest river in Texas and the 16th longest river in the United States. It supplies water to Texas citizens and Mexican Citizens. It supplied water to Native Americans that formally lived along the border. | River

11: Houston University | Houston University is the third largest college in Texas. This outstanding university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus. It was built in 1927. The mens golf team has won 16 National Championship, the second most of any NCAA golf programs. The University of Houston began as Houston Junior College. | University

12: Inner Space Cavern | Land form | The Inner Space Cabin is located in Georgetown Texas. It was opened in 1966. Inner Space Cavern was discovered by a Texas Highway Department core drilling team in the Spring of 1963. While drilling through 40 feet of solid limestone, the bit broke into what is now known as Inner Space Cavern. An adventurous employee of the highway department was lowered into the hole while standing on the drill bit and holding tightly to the stem. He was the first human being to enter INNER SPACE.

13: Jackson County city | The Lavaca-Navidad Meeting, also known as the Millican Gin meeting, was an assembly of Jackson Municipality colonists who gathered to discuss the growing list of grievances against the Mexican government of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.It occurred on July 17,1835, at William Millican's house, located in the Job Williams league some four miles northeast of Edna.

14: King Ranch | Recreation | The ranching business remains a vital part of the King Ranch operations, and is a living legendary passed of Captain King's Domain. From scientific breeding programs to Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz bull sales to top feedlot operations, the birth place of American ranching continues to thrive as van guard of the cattle business. The ranch consist of 825,000 acres in south Texas. Richard King was able to find and achieve higher degree's of efficiency in the demands of an ever changing beef cattle market. He continues to inspire ranchers today.

15: Lubbock | City | This city is home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders! Lubbock has a population of 229,573 people. Lubbock's nickname is "Hub City".Texas Techs original name was "Texas Technological College". In August 1951, a V-shaped formation of lights was seen over the city. The "Lubbock Lights" series of sightings received national publicity and is regarded as one of the first great UFO cases.

16: Medina River | water | The Medina River is a short and narrow river close to the upper part of the Guadeloupe River. The Medina River feeds into Lake Medina, which is a popular getaway for fishing. The surface area of the lake is 5,426 acres. The length of the Medina River is 49.05 miles long. The river is bordered by Live Oak and rugged Cedar Tree's. All property adjacent to the river is privately owned property.

17: Neches River | TThe river offers paddling opportunities for boaters of all skill levels.The United States Fish and Wildlife Service purchased land along the Neches River.The Neches river is in the east part of Texas.The Neches river flows for 416 miles through east Texas.The Neches is a very twisting river with many sharp turns and log jams.

18: Our Lady of The Lake University | University | Our Lady of the Lake was founded in 1895. It is a small, catholic private school. Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. This awesome university is the top Private University in the Nation. OLLU has the highest percentage(78%) of classes with less than 20 undergraduate students in San Antonio.

19: Pecos River | River | The Pecos River is a river that flows off of the Rio Grande. It is East of El Paso. The Spanish named it Pecos Pueblo. The Pecos River helps irrigate 25,00 acres of land. The Pecos River meanders 900 miles across New Mexico and Texas before it flows into the Rio Grande.

20: Queen Isabella Inn | The hotel served as a focal point for President-Elect Warren G. Harding's vacation in November, 1920. The hotel was also the birthplace and headquarters for the Rio Grande Valley Fishing Rodeo. The Rodeo, started in 1934 by the hotel's manager, Dr. J.A. Hockaday, would later become the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Queen Isabella Inn is located in Port Isabel Texas. In 1873 the Rio Grande Railroad began operating between Point Isabel and Brownsville and served as a vital commercial transportation link for Texans. The hotel has been in business since 1920. | Historical Importance

21: Rail Road and Heritage Museum | Historical Importance | Texas explored the development of several major railroads across the state of Texas, including the Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio and the Texas. The survey maps were donated to the RHM by George Werner, who obtained them from the Southern Pacific Railroad's Land Department. Mission of the Railroad and Heritage Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the history of railroading. The exhibits include railroad equipment, model trains, a telegraph room and listening stations for train communications. The Rail Road and Heritage Museum is in Temple Texas.

22: San Jacinto Monument | historical | The San Jacinto Monument is a statue of a 21 ton star that is dedicated to the Texas soldiers that died fighting in the Battle of San Jacinto. The design was the brainchild of architect Alfred C. Finn, engineer Robert J. Cummins, and Jesse H. Jones. With continued support, the San Jacinto Museum of History Association has occupied the facility since its doors first opened.

23: Texas Tech University | Texas Tech has the second largest contiguous campus in the United States.Tech Tech has the seventh largest student body in the state of Texas with 1,839 acres. Tech was established on February 10, 1923.Texas Tech was originally known as Texas Technological College. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock Texas.

24: University of Texas | Texas University is located in downtown Austin. Also Texas University was founded in 1883. Texas's campus is located 0.25 ,Miles from the state capitol. As of 2008, the university's athletics program ranked fifth in the nation among Division I schools, according to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The University of Texas offers a wide variety of varsity and intramural sports programs.

25: Village Creek State Park | Recreation | Village Creek State park is located in Lumberton Texas. Village Creek opened April 20,1994. Village Creek takes its name from a free flowing stream which rises near Alabama.Village Creek is an extremely popular flat water, canoe float stream in what remains as the heart and soul of the Old Texas Big Thicket.Rainfall is abundant and the banks of Village Creek flood severely every 3 or 4 years.

26: Wimberly | City | Wimberley is a small town in Hays County, Texas.The population was 2,626 at the 2010 census. The first written and remembered history of Wimberly came in the 1800s. People were attracted to the land because of its many springs,its beauty and its availability. San Marcos is just 15miles away from Wimberly.

27: XIT Museum | Historical Importance | 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 10 counties. 1885 the first cattle arrived at the ranch. The most cattle the ranch has had was $150,00 cattle.

28: York Town | City | York Town, Texas was founded by Captain John York and Charles Eckhardt and named in honor of Captain York, a famous Indian fighter and was in command of a company of citizens who, under Ben Milam, defeated General Cos in 1835 at the battle of Bexar. In May, 1848, Peter Metz and John Frank built the first house in the settlement of Yorktown for Charles Eckhardt out of logs. Unfortunately, neither of the founders lived to see the town develop beyond this point.

29: Zilker Park | Recreation | Zilker Park was founded during The Great Depression in 1930. The large size of the park makes it capable of having large scale events and recreational activities. Barton Springs, Zilker Hillside Theater, and many more. Barton Springs is a cold, refreshing spring that everyone goes to. From Babies to adults. The theater is a big screen set up outside on a hill and watch the movie or play they having showing. They also have the best kite festival held on the first Sunday in March.

30: Water City Historical Importance Landforms Recreation University | Austin Bob Bullock meuseam Colorado River Dallas El Paso Community Collage Fort Worth G Rio Grande River Houston University Inner Space Caverns Jackson's County King Ranch Lubbock Mount Vanell Neches River Our Lady of the Lake University

31: Pecos River Queen Isabella Inn Railroad inheritage Museum San Jacinto Monument T University of Texas Tech University of Texas Village Creek State Park Wimberly Tx XIT Historical Museum York Town Zilker Park | A | D | F | L | W | C | G | N | P | H | E | 0 | TT | UT | B | Q | RR | S | JC | KR | MR | I | V | XIT | YOC | ZP

32: Citations | http://austin.citysearch.com/ http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River_(Texas) http://www.dallascityhall.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_Community_College http://www.fortworthgov.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande http://www.uh.edu/ http://www.myinnerspacecavern.com/ http://www.jacksongov.org/ http://www.king-ranch.com/ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=lubbock&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF- http://southwestpaddler.com/docs/medina.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neches_River http://www.ollusa.edu/s/1190/start.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecos_River http://www.queenisabelinn.com/ http://www.rrhm.org/ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground/monument.phtml

33: Citations | http://www.utexas.edu/ http://www.ttu.edu/ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/village_creek/ http://www.wimberley.org/ http://www.dallam.org/community/museum.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Yorktown http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/zilker/

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