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FC: Adventurous, Zazzy Texas From A-Z

1: Adventurous, Zazzy Texas From A to Z By: Sydney Imhoff and Riley Haralson

2: Table of Contents A-Adventure Bay B-Buffalo Soldiers C-Caverns of Sonora D-Dal Paso E-El Paso F-Flatonia G-Galveston H-Highland Bayon I-Inks Lake J-Johnson Draw K-Kyle L-Longhoen Cavern M-Mount Bonel

3: N-Navarro College O-Odessa P-Paris Junior College Q-Quanah R-Richland College S-Six Flags T-TCU U-U.S.S. Lexington V-Valley Race Park W-Whitesboro Water Well X-XIT Museam Y-Yoakum County Park Recreation Z-Zilker Park

4: Adventure Bay Recreation Houston Texas Adventure Bay is the best for all you're summer fun! With our quality family fun! Our safe, friendly atmosphere combined with unique layout, is the best place for spending time with family. It's the home of Houston's only "master blaster," an uphill water coaster. Be sure to visit Adventure Bay in Houston.

5: Buffalo Soldiers Historical Importance Buffalo soldiers was the name given by the Plains Indians to four African Americans. Particularly a certain two, that served on the frontier in the post-Civil War army. From 1866 to the early 1890s the buffalo soldiers served at a variety of posts in Texas. They overcame prejudice from the army and from the frontier communities they were stationed in. The buffalo soldiers made an outstanding service record.

6: Caverns of Sonora Landform The Caverns of Sonora are aNational Natural Landmark. It is a unique cave located 8 miles west of the city Sonora. It is a world-class cave because of its stunning calcite crystal formations, especially helictites. These helictites are found with a rare purity and complexity. The Caves of Sonora are one of the most beautiful caves in the world.

7: Dal Paso Museum Historical Importance In the Dal Paso museam includes home furnishings, pioneer tools, ranch and farm equipment. All of these things are from early days of settlement. Also some exhibits by local artists. It is located in Lamesa, Texas. Is located in the restored historic Dal-Paso Hotel. The Dal-Paso Museum is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Come visit anytime!

8: El Paso City El Paso officially became part of the United States when Texas joined the Union in 1845. El Paso was originally known as Franklin. El Paso County was established in March 1850. El Paso stands on the Rio Grande River. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico with the Franklin Mountains, the southern tip of the Rockies, slicing El Paso nearly in two.

9: Flatonia City Flatonia was established in 1873 on the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway and was named for the pioneer merchant F. W. Flato. The City became the meeting place of the two railways in Texas in 1887. With the new railway came new settlements and new businesses. Flatonia is a well-known and scenic spot for train watchers. It is boasting one of Texas' longest standing railroad switching towers with North-South, East-West cross rails.

10: Galveston Bay Water Galveston Bay is a large estuary located along the upper coast of Texas in the United States. It is connected to the Gulf of Mexico. The water in the Bay is a mixture of sea water and fresh water which supports a variety of marine life. The bay has been historically important during Texas' history. The island of Galveston was home to eastern and coastal Texas' earliest major settlement and, during the late 19th century, it was Texas' largest city. The island's port, on the bay side, became one of the top ports in the U.S.

11: Highland Bayou Water This pretty little bayou is south of Houston close to the small towns of La Marque and Hitchcock. Large oak trees grow along the banks, and in some spots wild roses have grown out on the trees over the water and provide a beautiful display in early spring. The bayou continues on southeast to empty into Galveston Bay. This stretch has barely any wind protection along its banks. The trip is 8.5 miles roundtrip from Mahan Park. Many birds fly overhead in search of food.

12: Inks Lake Water Inks lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1938 by the construction of Inks Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Located near Burnet, Texas, the lake provides flood control in tandem with Lake Buchanan.Fish present in Inks Lake include largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Inks Lake was named for Roy B. Inks, one of the original board members of the Lower Colorado River Authority, and serves as a outdoor recreation area, including fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and picnicking.

13: Johnson Draw Landforms Johnson Draw is a valley with an stream flowing through it. It rises a mile northeast of Midway Lane oilfield in northeastern Crockett County and runs southeast for seventy-three miles to its mouth on the Devils River. During its course the stream passes through Ozona, it passes through two small dams, and meets nineteen tributaries. Johnson Draw dissects massive limestone and traverses wash deposits of sand, gravel, and mud on flat terrain. Johnson Draw is part of the drainage system of Crockett and Val Verde counties.

14: Kyle City The City of Kyle was founded in 1880 by nearby settlers from the communities of Blanco and Mountain City. Fergus Kyle, the town was named him, and the family of David Moore donated 200 acres of land for a town site when a railroad was builtfrom Austin to San Antonio. Kyle is now a booming community. It is home to thousands of citizens. It is eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin, Kyle is the second largest city in Hays County.

15: Longhorn Cavern Landforms Longhorn Cavern State Park features Longhorn Cavern,It was created over thousands of years by the dissolving and cutting of water on the limestone bedrock of the area. Fossil remains show that many Ice Age animals once occupied the cave. The Comanche Indians were the first to use the cavern. The cavern was used to make gunpowder in secret during the Civil War. The cavern is also rumored to have been the hideout of Sam Bass, a legendary Texas outlaw. Longhorn Cavern is one of the few river-formed caverns in Texas.

16: Mount Bonnell Landforms Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is alongside Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist attraction since the 1850s. The mountain provides a view of the city Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. It was a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1969. It also is bears Marker number 6473.

17: Navarro College Recreation Navarro College is an amazing school because it has an student enrollment of 9,000 students. In 1946 citizens of Navarro County met for the purpose of establishing a junior college in Navarro County. At Navarro, Internet is the main source of education. In 1951 Navarro College was moved to its present location which is west from downtown Corsiscana. Navarro College is home to the Cook Education Center-which sound delicious to me........

18: Odessa, Texas University In 1871 a railroad was chrated by congress to make a path from Marshall, Texas to El Paso, Texas (that's a long way). Odessa is located in Ector County, which is were the Comanche Indians once roamed. Odessa, Texas was filed in Tom Green County, March 11, 1876. In 1880 Jay Gould, acquired control of the line and construction. Passenger service began in September of 1881.

19: Paris Junior College University Paris Junior College was established by the Paris Independent School District on June 16, 1924. J.R. McLemore served as president until 1961. In 1988 the Hunt Physical Education Center was completed space for kinesiology instruction. In 1931 the college became an independent unit of the school system. Paris Junior College was established in June 1924.

20: Quanah, Texas City Quanah is the home of Comanche chief Quanah, Parker. The community was organized in 1884. Quanah is a city in and the county seat of Hardeman County, Texas. Quanah is bordered on the north by the Red River. Approximately 62 percent of workers in Quanah, Texas work for companies.

21: Richland College University Richaland College has a capacity of about 900 students who earned a high school diploma. The university has about 20,000 college credit students. Richland was made about 39 years ago. Several educational workshops occur throughout the year. Richland also joins libraries across the United States in celebrating Black History Month every year.

22: Six Flags Fiesta Texas Recreation Six Flags was created on March 14,1992. Admission price is $24.95 at Fiesta. Construction begins in 1990 for Fiesta to open. On May 22-25,1990 Fiesta Texas held it's grand opening. Time Warner takes over management of Fiesta Texas in 1996.

23: Texas State University University Texas State offers nearly 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The San Marcos city council voted on October 16, 1899, to give 11 acres on Chautauqua Hill. In 1918, Southwest Texas Normal School officially becomes a senior college. TSU is renamed Southwest Texas State Normal College. The college serves the future of Texans. The nickname for Texas State College is TSU.

24: U.S.S. Lexington Historical Importnace The USS LEXINGTON is very unique because it is a World War II-vintage aircraft carrier. The ship was the oldest working carrier in the United States Navy when decommissioned in 1991. AND...the USS LEXINGTON was commissioned on February 17, 1943. After the war, Lexington was briefly decommissioned (1947-1955). USS LEXINGTON was decommissioned on November 26, 1991.

25: Valley Race Park Recreation A greyhound track located in Harlingen. the amazing Valley Race Park features a 91,000 square foot building with a terraced seating and table area. Valley Race Park is also owned by the Houston-based Maxxam Corporation. under ownership of Sam Houston Race Park, Valley Race Park has strived to become the best entertainment value in the region. Even better, general Admission is only $2.00!!!!!

26: Whitesboro Water Well Water Whitesboro is located in Whitesboro, Texas. This well served as a watering stop for trail drivers. Located downtown on Main Street. A beautiful historical marker provides detailed information about its legendary role along the trail. Folks gathered around the well to water themselves and their horses. The historical marker can be seen just behind the well.

27: XIT Historical Museum Recreation The Xit museaum is located in Dalhart, Texas.The XIT Ranch in the 1880s was the largest range in the world under fence. It all took place in the Texas Panhandle. XIT history is a triangle of superlatives. The huge amount of time drops back to 1875. XIT Museum is one of the oldest structures in Dallam County. i suggest you go there.

28: Yoakum County Park Recreation Yoakum County Park is located in Yoakum Texas. Yoakum County Park is an amazing place because it has dump station, a softball field, playgrounds, firepits, recreational fields, horseshoes, a golf course, and flush toilets. It also has a back-in wheeled-camper sites with electricity and water. Yoakum Park is open year-round. Pets on leashes are welcome. Coming on OCtober 1st Yoakum Park has CLEAN UP DAY!!!

29: Zilker park Recreation Zilker Park is located in Austin, Texas. Zilker park is an outstanding place, because of the many events it holds. One of these is ACL (Austin CIty LImits). During Holiday Season Zilker park has the famous tree. The tree stands 155 feet tall and has 3,309 light bulbs.

30: Citation Page Adventure Bay: http://attractions.uptake.com/theme_parks/texas/houston/adventure_bay_water_themepark_15269710.html © 2006 - 2011 UpTake Networks, Inc http://www.mytravelguide.com/attractions/profile-77943405United_States_Texas_Houston_Adventure_Bay_Water_Park.html Copyright © 1999-2010 Buffalo Soldiers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Soldier http://www.42explore2.com/bufldier.htm Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson Caverns of Sonora: http://www.cavernsofsonora.com/ Copyright Caverns of Sonora 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caverns_of_Sonora Dal Paso Museum: http://www.traveltex.com/things-to-do/attractions/dal-paso-museumhttp:// www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167936 El Paso: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso,_Texas

31: Citation Page Flatonia: http://www.ci.flatonia.tx.us/ © 2003 City of Flatonia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatonia,_Texas Galveston Bay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galveston_Bay Highland Bayou: http://www.tamug.edu/paddler/highland_bayou.htm Inks Lake: http://wildtexas.com/texas-parks/inks-lake-state-park http://www.highlandlakes.com/inkslake/ Johnson Draw: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbj32 Copyright © Texas State Historical Association Kyle: http://www.cityofkyle.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle,_Texas Longhorn Caverns: http://www.longhorncaverns.com /http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/longhorn_cavern/ Mount Bonnell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bonnell http://www.videocityguide.com/austin/listings/mount-bonnell-austin

32: Citation Page Mount Bonnell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bonnell http://www.videocityguide.com/austin/listings/mount-bonnell-austin

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