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1: TABLE OF CONTENTS A-The Alamo B-Mt.Bonnel C-Colorado River D-Dallas E-Enchanted Rock F-Fiesta Texas Six Flags G-Guadalupe River H-University of Houston I-Ink lake J-Jolyland Amusement Park K-Lake Kiowa L-Lynchburg Ferry M-Moody Gardens N-North Texas University O-Odessa P-Paladuro Canyon Q-Quitman R-Ranger Peak S-San Jacinto Monument T-Texas Tech University U-University of Texas V-Vernon Bailey Peak W-Wonderland Park X-XIT Historical Importance Y-Yorktown Z-Zapata

2: Alamo Alamo is one of the most well known monuments in the state of Texas and has a very interesting history and battle associated with it. It has been one of the tourist attraction for people to visit. The Alamo, which is now modified as museum and is located in San Antonio.The Alamo was built by the Spanish Empire in 1744 and was originally made up of a sanctuary and the surrounding buildings. It was used mainly for educating the Native Americans about Catholicism and Christianity after their conversion. This | Historical Importance | A

3: Mt Bonell Mt Bonell is one of the highest peaks in Austin,Texas.There is an incredible view of Lake Austin and the downtown skyline right by the picnic tables. Mt Bonell is also known as Covert park. This mountain provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, and the surrounding hills. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. | B Historical Importance

4: Colorado River The Colorado River is the longest river in Texas. The 1,450-mile (2,330 km) river drains into the Gulf of Mexico. The Colorado River was originally named Rio Colorado or "Red River" by the Spanish. The river contains alternating rapids, and calm sections.The depth of the river varies from 6 feet to 90 feet, with the average being about 20 feet. | C Water

5: Dallas Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third largest in Texas with population of 1,197,816. Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone. This city is where our past president Kennedy got assassinated. Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Dallas is a great place to take the family on some fun! | D City

6: Enchanted Rock Enchanted Rock is in Central Texas, located in 16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg. It is the most attracting natural landmark. The large granite dome rises 325 feet from base to summit. It also covers an area of one square mile. People have visited Enchanted Rock for over 11,000 years. | E Land form

7: Fiesta Texas Six Flags Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a theme park located on approximately 200 acres of land in San Antonio. It is loaded with some of the coolest roller coasters ever. The price of admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas is $57. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is typically open from 10:30 am - 9:00pm. Fiesta Texas Six Flags is a great place to spend some family time. | F Recreation

8: Guadalupe River The Guadalupe River runs from Kerr County, Texas to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The river is a popular destination for rafts and canoes. Larger cities along the river include New Braunfels, Kerrville, Seguin, Gonzales, Cuero, and Victoria. The Guadalupe has several dams along its length, the most notable of which, Canyon Dam, forms Canyon Lake northwest of New Braunfels. | G Water

9: The University of Houston The University of Houston was founded in 1927. It is Texas's third-largest university with nearly 40,000 students. The University of Houston costs 25,000. The University of Houston was founded in 1927 . The campus is 667 acres in southeast Houston. The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus. | H University

10: Ink lake Inks Lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country. It has outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and picnicking. Inks Lake has been stocked with several species of fish. The lake includes White bass, largemouth bass and sunfish. Ink lake is good for outdoor activities for friends or family. | I Water

11: Joyland amusement park Joyland amusement park is located in Lubbock, Texas. In 1940s Joyland amusement park was founded. In 1973 it started to have some rides. The nickname for the amusement park is "Mackenzie Park Playground." The amusement park includes a total of 30 rides. | J Recreation

12: Lake Kiowa The Lake Kiowa community is made up of 1700 acres. This beautiful lake is approximately two miles long. It is 2900 feet wide at and has a maximum depth of 35 feet, with an average depth of 15 feet. the dam is approximately 1800 feet long with a 150-foot wide concrete spillway. It also has an elevation of 700 feet above average sea level. | K Water

13: Lynchburg Ferry The Lynchburg Ferry is a historical ferry that is located in Baytown Texas. The ferry origins back to 1822 when it was constructed by Nathaniel Lynch. The ferry was used by the Republic of Texas troops fighting Mexican forces in the Battle of San Jacinto April 1836. The ferry stretches to about 330 meters in length. It is one of the oldest operating ferry in Texas. | L Historical Importance

14: Moody Gardens Moody Garden is located in Galveston Texas. It is a tourist attraction, with indoor rainforest, gardens, beach, water slides, and a hotel. It is cfreated by three pyramids. Moody Gardens is owned by the city of Galveston. It is funded by a multi million dollar Moody Foundation. | M Recreation

15: North Texas University University of North Texas was founded in 1890. It was adopted by the State in 1899. The university was also founded as a private school. The University of North Texas costs $60,000 It had the fourth largest certified enrollment in the state. In 2011 the university awarded 8,608 degrees. | N University

16: Odessa Odessa is primarily located in Ector County Texas. Odessa's population is about 99,940 people which makes it the 31st most populated city in Texas. Odessa was founded in 1881. It became an incorporated city in 1927. It is home to the West Texas Roughnecks a team that plays indoor football. | O City

17: Palo duro Canyon The Palo duro Canyon is located in the Texas Panhandle near the city of Amarillo, Texas. The nickname for the canyon is " The Grand Canyon of Texas."It is roughly 120 miles and has a with of 20 miles. It was formed by the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The canyon dates back to 10,000 to 15,000 years. | P Historical Land form

18: Quitman Quitman is a city located in Wood County Texas. It is also 32 miles north of Tyler, Texas. The city's population is about 3,020 people. It is the county seat of Wood County. The slogan for the city is " come grow with us." | Q City

19: Rangers Peak Rangers Peak is located in El Paso Texas.Ranger Peak is a whopping 11,355 feet. The top of the mountain is 4,350 ft wide. To go to the summit requires a trail walk to it. This is a great place to relax with your family. | R Land form

20: San Jacinto Monument The San Jacnito Monument is 1200 acres. It is located a couple minutes away from Houston. The monument rises up to 567.31 ft. It also has a 220 ton star on the top of the monument to represent the battle of San Jacinto. The monument was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939 | S Historical Importance

21: Texas Tech University Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas. Their mascot is the Masked Rider. The cost is $23,000 and a 66% admission rate. The school was opened in 1903. It is the fifth largest university in Texas. | T University

22: University of Texas The university is located in Austin, Texas. The university was founded in 1883. Their mascot is the Texas Longhorn. The admission rate is 76% and the cost is $40,000 . The University of Texas is ranked 22nd in the United States. | U University

23: Vernon Bailey Peak Vernon Bailey Peak is one of the main peaks that make up Big Bend National Park. The peak is located in Brewster County, Texas. This peak is a great place to mountain hike. There is a 3 mile hike to get to the mountain. The second main peak next to it is named the Chisos. | V Land form

24: Wonderland Park Wonderland Park is located in Amarillo, Texas. The price of admission to Wonderland Park is $24. The park is opened from 7 am to 10 pm. Some typical rides are roller coasters and thrill rides. More than 50 years ago Paul Rodes built the amusement park. | W Recreation

25: XIT Historical Importance The Historical Importance was operated from 1885 to 1912. It comprises of 300,000 acres of land. It is located in Dallas,Texas. The historical importance tells you history of Texas.. This is a great place to visit if you want to know more about Texas. | X Historical Importance

26: Yorktown The population of Yorktown is 2,271 with 864 households. The city was founded by Captain John York and Charles Eckhardt. Captain York died in October, 1848, in a battle with Indians. The zip code of the city is 78164. The city has a total area of 4.5 km2. | Y City

27: Zapata The population of the city Zapata is 5,089. Zapata was named after José Antonio de Zapata who died in 1839. He was the commander who served for the Republic of the Rio Grande. The city has a total of 20 km2. The city has 254 counties. | Z City

28: Citations http://www.afterimagegallery.com/dallas.htm http://www.watereducation.org/doc.asp?id=1025x http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bonnell http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/TexasIndependence/tp/Ten-Facts-About-The-Battle-Of-The-Alamo.htm http://www.co.zapata.tx.us/ips/cms http://www.yorktowntx.com http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/san-jacinto-battleground http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/guadalupe-river http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quitman,_Texas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River http://www.summitpost.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_Austin http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/inks-lake

29: http://www.joylandpark.com http://www.ttu.edu http://www.moodygardens.com http://www.uh.edu http://www.answers.com http://www.lakekiowatx.com/outside_home.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynchburg_Ferry

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