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FC: Texas All the Way From A to Z

1: Marcus Sweeney, Campbell Erickson Period 2 Coach Kee 9/19/11

2: Water (BLUE) Recreation (RED) Historical Importance (Brown) City (Orange) Landform (Black) University (Grey) | KEY:

3: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | R | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | S | T | U | V | W | Z | X | Y

4: Table of Contents | Apache Mountains...6 Brazos River...7 Colorado River...8 Davy Crockett Mamorial Park...9 East Texas Babtist University...10 Frank Phillips College...11 Rio Grande River...12 Blue Hole...13 Indianola County State Park...14 Jacksonville College...15 Kermit Sandhills...16

5: Longhorn Caverns...17 Bob Bullok Museum...18 NASA Space Museum...19 Odessa College...20 Palo Duro Canyon...21 Quanah...22 Canadian River...22 Sam Houston Mamorial...23 Texas Tech...24 Utopia...25 Vanderpool...26 Waco...27 XIT Ranch...28 Yoakum County Park...29 Zilker Park...30

6: Apache Mountains | The Apache Mountains stretch from south central to southeastern Culberson County. They are a mile northeast of Kent, Texas. The highest elevation on the range is 5,650 feet above sea level.The Apaches are steep and rocky, and their soil supports many types of trees. In the 1960's barite and zinc were mined from open pits in the mountain. | LANDFORM | 6

7: Brazos River | The Brazos River is the largest river between the Rio Grande and the Red River. It stretches for about 840 miles and has three upper forks. The forks are named the Double Mountain, the Salt Fork, and the Clear Fork. The actual Brazos starts where the Double Mountain Fork and the Salt fork meet. The Clear Fork comes in about 180 miles downriver. | WATER | 7

8: Colorado River | The Colorado River flows for about 600 miles and runs through the Capital of Texas. The Colorado River is a flat water river. The Colorado River has many dams creating popular lakes such as Lake Austin and Lake Travis. The Colorado River is used for many water sports such as wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and stand up paddle boarding. When the Colorado finally ends it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. | 8 | Water

9: Davy Crockett Memorial Park | Davy Crockett Memorial Park is located in Crockett, Texas. It is sixty acres in area. The park was dedicated June 12,1937. Davy Crockett was born August 17, 1786 in what is now northeastern Tennessee. He had not learned to read and write until he was 18. At that time he married and started a family of several children. | Historical Importance | 9

10: East Texas Baptist University | East Texas Baptist University is located in Marshall, Texas. More than 85% of the faculty members have the highest degree possible in their field. Students can choose from around 30 undergraduate majors and only two graduate majors. The ETBU offers many religious degrees and many academic degrees. ETBU is private religious school. | University | 10

11: Frank Phillips University | University | Frank Phillips University is located in Perrton, TX. Frank Phillips University is also located 60 miles from Amarillo. Frank Pillips College is a community college accepting 100% of applicants. Frank Phiilips University also gives scholarships, such as basketball scholarships. Frank Phillips University has 1,248 people enrolled in the school. | 11

12: Rio Grande River | The Rio Grande River flows from its headwaters in southern Clorado and stretches for 1865 miles, eventually emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. The Rio Grande is the boundary between Texas and Mexico. The river makes a curve to the northeast to form the "big bend." In 1978, a 196-mile section of the Rio Grande was designated to be a wildlife preservation area. Past Big Bend's Eastern boundary, the Rio Grande enters a system of desert canyons 83 miles long. This is truly the heart and soul of the Wild and Scenic River, providing outstanding opportunities for solitude and wilderness experience. | 12 | Water

13: Blue Hole | The Blue Hole is located in Wimberly,TX. The Blue Hole is a natural spring which is a perfect get away on a hot summer day. It is owned, managed, and operated by Friends of Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is on stage two of its development which will add sport courts and new facilities. Overall the Blue Hole is a great recreational park. | Recreation | 13

14: Indianola County State Park | In the 1840s, German colonists landed here, led by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. The bustling, prosperous town survived shelling, capture and recapture during the Civil War, yellow fever epidemics, and a severe storm in 1866. In 1875, a hurricane wreaked havoc, killing 300 residents and destroying three-fourths of the city. Today, the tide still touches the remains of a few cisterns, the only evidence that the town ever stood. This site is a popular tourist attraction and receives many visitors each year. | Recreation | 14

15: Jacksonville College | Jacksonville College is located in Jacksonville, TX. The East Texas Educational Society was the first root of this college. The Jacksonville College mascot is the jaguar. The school colors are Purple and Gold. Jacksonville College will accept all no matter what gender, race or national origin, or disability. | University | 15

16: Kermit Sandhills | Landform | 16 | The Kermit Sandhills are located 10 miles north of Kermit, TX. The Kermit Sandhills are adjacent to the Manohans Sandhill State Park. The Kermit Sandhills are owned by Kermit Sandhills inc. They use the Sandhills to make profit. The Kermit Sandhills are a prime place to go have fun with offroad vehicles, so Kermit Sandhills Inc. charges entrance fees.

17: Longhorn Caverns | Landform | Longhorn Caverns are located in Burnet County. It wad dedicated as a state park in 1932. The cave was a shelter in prehistoric times. The terrain consists of waxy soils and many different types of trees. The caverns get an average of 30 inches of rain per year. The cave stays a mild 68 degrees per year. | 17

18: Bob Bullock Museum | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. Bob Bullock was Texas' 38th Lieutenant Governor. He served two terms from January 1991 to January 1999, when he retired and left public office. Considered one of the most outstanding Texas political leaders of the 20th Century, he was often compared to former US House Speaker Sam Rayburn and President Lyndon B. Johnson. | Bob Bullock Museum | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. Bob Bullock was Texas' 38th Lieutenant Governor. He served two terms from January 1991 to January 1999, when he retired and left public office. Considered one of the most outstanding Texas political leaders of the 20th Century, he was often compared to former US House Speaker Sam Rayburn and President Lyndon B. Johnson. | Bob Bullock Museum | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. Bob Bullock was Texas' 38th Lieutenant Governor. He served two terms from January 1991 to January 1999, when he retired and left public office. Considered one of the most outstanding Texas political leaders of the 20th Century, he was often compared to former US House Speaker Sam Rayburn and President Lyndon B. Johnson. | Bob Bullock Museum | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. Bob Bullock was Texas' 38th Lieutenant Governor. He served two terms from January 1991 to January 1999, when he retired and left public office. Considered one of the most outstanding Texas political leaders of the 20th Century, he was often compared to former US House Speaker Sam Rayburn and President Lyndon B. Johnson. | Bob Bullock Museum | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. Bob Bullock was Texas' 38th Lieutenant Governor. He served two terms from January 1991 to January 1999, when he retired and left public office. Considered one of the most outstanding Texas political leaders of the 20th Century, he was often compared to former US House Speaker Sam Rayburn and President Lyndon B. Johnson. | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 18 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance | 16 | Historical Importance

19: NASA Space Museum | NASA Space Center is located in Houston, TX.There space shuttle fleet started setting records with its first take off in April 12, 1981. The final space shuttle mission ended July 21, 2011. It ended when Atlantis rolled to a stop in Florida. After 130 missions NASA's Space shuttle fleet will retire. | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 19 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance | 17 | Historical Importance

20: Odessa College | Located in Odessa, Texas, this college has 25 different areas of study. Odessa College (OC) offers 44 hours of core credit that are equivalent to the core credit at universities. OC is a great place to begin a four year-degree. OC has many athletic selections such as golf,basketball, rodeo, indoor track and field,outdoor track and field, gymnastics, and tennis. OC has won 46 national championships in all of the selections, but they specialize in men's gymnastics. | 20 | University

21: Palo Duro Canyon | Palo Duro Canyon State Park opened on July 4, 1934 and contains 29,182 acres of the scenic, northern most portion of the Palo Duro Canyon. The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's constructed most of the buildings and roads still in use by park staff and visitors.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 very top is 3,500 feet above sea level. It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. The largest, the Grand Canyon, is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 ft. deep!!! | 21 | Landform

22: Quanah | Quanah is located in northern Texas. Quanah Parker is from Quanah, TX. He was the last chief of the Comanches. The population of Quanah is about 2,437 people. Quanah has a 5.4% unemployment rate. | City | 22

23: Canadian River | The Canadian River is the Northern most river in Texas. It is also the only river in Texas that doesn't flow into the Gulf of Mexico directly. The Canadian river flows into the Mississippi river. The river was most likely named by early French traders from Canada. The Canadian river stretches 906 miles. | Water | 23

24: Sam Houston Memorial | The Sam Houston Memorial is located in Huntsville, Texas. In 1793 Sam Houston was born. Sam Houston was governor of Texas. Sam Houston was deposed as governor after not taking a confederate oath. The Sam Houston memorial is Dedicated to Sam Houston. | Historical Importance | 24

25: Texas Tech | Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the rumor of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school.Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction did not begin until 1927 within the school of Liberal Arts. A “Division of Graduate Studies” was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954. | University | 25

26: Utopia | Utopia is located South of San Antonio. The population as of year 2000 was 241 people. Utopians average per capita income is $15,402. There were 118 males as of 2007. The average age is 46 years old. Utopia is 2.95 square miles in area. | 26 | City

27: Vanderpool | Vanderpool, Texas received its name (from early settler L.B. Vanderpool) when a post office was granted in 1885. Vanderpool, Texas is on the Sabinal River in the exceptionally scenic Texas Hill Country of western Bandera County.Largely utilized for sheep, goat and cattle ranching, the Vanderpool area is a favorite of deer hunters during season, and a year-round gateway to the popular Lost Maples State Natural Area. Vanderpool is one of those rare places where you can get away from the world and still be in Texas. It is often called the "Crossroads of Western Bandera County". | City | 27

28: Waco | Founded in 1849 along the Brazos River, Waco is located between Dallas and Austin on Interstate Highway 35. Waco has big city advantages, without big city hassles.Over 120,000 people call Waco home with over 100,000 more in the surrounding areas. In 1886, Baylor University moved to Waco from Independence, Texas and merged with Waco University. Founded in 1845 under the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operated university in Texas. | City | 28

29: XIT Ranch | 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. The XIT range was the largest in the world under fence. Texas, the biggest state in the union, used the sale to pay for it's red granite capitol, still the largest state capitol on the North American Continent. | City | 29 | Recreation

30: Yoakum County Park | Yoakum County Park is located on Denver, TX. Yoakum County Park is owned by a private company. The company is small, averaging around $500,000 of revenue. The company only has 1-4 employees. The Park has many recreational activities. | 30 | Recreation

31: Zilker Park | Zilker Park is located in Austin, TX. The park is 321 acres in size. The National Park Service assisted with the planning of Zilker Park. Zilker Park is considered Austin's "most loved park." Zilker holds the Zilker Kite Festival. | 31 | Recreation

32: Citations | http://southwestpaddler.com/docs/colorado.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhousto/Park.MemorialBuilding.htm http://www.nps.gov/rigr/index.htm http://www.friendsofbluehole.org/ http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/the_museum/about_bob_bullock.html http://www.odessa.edu/ http://www.palodurocanyon.com/ | http://www.jacksonville-college.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html http://www.city-data.com/city/Quanah-Texas.html http://www.quanahnet.com/citygov/cityindex.htm http://www.comanchelodge.com/quanahpg.html http://www.history.com/topics/canadian-river

33: http://www.kermitsandinc.com/ http://www.duneguide.com/sand_dune_guide_kermit.htm http://www.friendsofbluehole.org/ http://www.stateuniversity.com/ universities/TX/Frank_Phillips_College.html www.ETBU.com http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/ spdest/findadest/parks/longhorn_cavern/ http://www.shsu.edu/ http://www.city-data.com/city/Utopia-Texas.html http://www.manta.com/c/mm67vrk/yoakum-county-park http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/zilker/

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