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FC: Texas Facts From Austin to Zilker

1: Josh Welsh and Nick George Coach Kee 8'th Period

2: Table of Contents A- Austin B-Baylor Univerity C- Capitol of Austin D- Dalllas E-Enchanted Rock F- Ft. Davis G- Gaudalupe River H-Houston I- Imax Theater J- San Jacinto River K- katy Depot Museum L- La Salle Monument M-Mt. Bannel N-Nueces Canyon O- University of Oklahoma City P- El Paso Q- Quintana Beach Park R- Red River S- Sabine River T- Trinity River U- UT V- Volente Beach | A- Austin B - Baylor University C - Capitol Building D - Dallas E - Enchanted Rock F - Fort Davis G - Guadelupe River H - Houston I - Imax Theatre J - San Jacinto River K - Katy Depot Museum L - La Salle Monument M - Mt. Bannel N - Narrows O - Ozona P- El Paso Q - Quintana Park R - Red River S -Sabine River T - Trinity River U- University of Texas V- Volente Beach | W - Wayland University X- XIT Historical Museum Y- York Town Z- Zilker Park

4: Austin, Texas City | Austin is located in Texas. Austin is a very unique place even from the beginning. Before Austin was the hustle and bustle place it is today, it used to be filled with Tonkawa, Comanche, and Lipan Indian Tribes. These Indian tribes actually hunted and camped along the creeks, including what is now known as Barton Springs. Austin was named after the famous Steven F. Austin, "The Father of Texas." By October 1839, the entire government of the Republic arrived from Houston, making the entire population swell into 856 people.

5: Baylor University University | Baylor University has grown to about a 735-acre campus in Waco, Texas, educating more than 14,000 people. Baylor is a private Christian school and a natoinally ranked liberal art institution.Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the effort of Baptist pioneers. Their ranks of people include missionaries and pastors,governers, and professional athletes, to name a few. Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in the state.

6: Capitol Building in Austin | The Austin Capitol Building is 22 acres long. There are a ton of gift shops and restaurants. The Capitol was finished in 1888 with 360,000 ft hieght wise. The Capitol was ranked as the seventh largest building. The capitol building was officially opened on April 21 1888.

7: Dallas | In 1838,John Neely Bryantfirst came to the place that would soon be the place know a Dallas.He had come to the three forks area of the Trinity River to try and survey a spot for a trading post, for Indians and Settlers. This spot was where it was easiest to cross the Trinity River. It was also close to where the Preston Trail was planned. This highway would link North Texas and South Texas.

8: Enchanted Rock Landform | Enchanted 425 ft. above. It is one of the largest Batholiths. This Park is very popularwith rock climbers, campers, and hikers. Especially on weekends they will have to close the park because it is so popular that day so I suggest to call before you go. Enchanted Rock is made out of Granite.

9: Fort Davis City | El Paso and Midland are 100 miles and more away making it about a two to three hour drive from Midland and El Paso to Fort Davis. Fort Davis is a very popular for wealthy gulf coast families to come see the summer resort practically. Fort Davis is one of the best example of the Indian War. Fort Davis is one of the main focal recreation points.

10: Guadalupe River | The Guadalupe River was the earliest river explored, in Texas. It was named after Our Lady of Guadalupe by the spanish explorer Alonzo de Leon in 1689.During 1692-93,Domingo Teran de los Rios,maintained a colony on the River, with thirty to forty famlies living along the banks. At the mouth of the river, historic Victoria was founded. About sixty miles above the hweadwaters is Gonzales, where the first shot of Texas freedom was shot on October 2, 1835. | Water

11: Houston City | Houstan is the most populated city in Texas. Houston has a University called Houston University. Houston has an Nfl team called Houston Texans. Houston has 4.3 million people in the city right now. Houston is located in the central time zone of Texas.

12: Imax Theatre Recration | The theatre has four hundred seats in each theatre. There are plenty of Imax theatres in Texas. Imax competition is mainly The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. The Imax theatre is popular theatre mostly because of its 3d movies.

13: San Jacinto River water | The first native people settled in the San Jacinto Valley thousands of years ago. Later, the Serrano and Cahuilla people arrived. Their villages were located along and near the streams and springs. They were hunters and gatherers that mainly subsisted of small game and acorns. There is a Soboba indian reservation just East of the San Jacinto River, where their decendants now live.

14: Katy Depot Museum Historical Importance | Katy Depot Museum is located in Katy Texas. Katy Depot Museum is open to the public.The Museum features many items of railroad history. Katy Depot has 27 railroad displays. In 1942 Katy made a whole section based on World War 2. Local communities helped by pitching in money to help build the Katy Depot Museum.

15: La Salle Monument Historical Importance | La Salle Monument is in Indianola, Texas. The monument was finished in November 22 1643. The Texas Government was thinking about relocating the monument but settled it on leaving it there. A hurricane hit Indianola and practically destroyed the monument in September 1875. The monument was rebuilt in eleven years later in August 1886.

16: Mt. Bonnell | landform | Mt. Bonnell is generally considered the highest point in Austin, reaching a height of 775 ft. Mt. Bonnell was named after George Bonnell, who served as a commissioner of Indian affairs. Bonnell first moved to Austin in 1839. A pavilion sits at the top of the mountain providing wonderful views of the hillcountry to the west. The peak resides in Covert Park which was taken over the city of Austin 1939.

17: The Narrows | landform | The Narrow is a gorge that is 70 ft. high, and a quarter mile in length. The Narrows got its name from the narrow look from above. Spring flows from the cliffs give various species moisture such as ferns. Live oaks. Juniper, and Mesquite trees grow in the shallow clay loam. The Narrow can be located along the Blanco river in Hays County.

18: Ozona City | Ozona is located in North Texas close to Lubbock. In 1875 Crockett County was made, making it the first Ozona County in Ozona. In 1987 Ozona produced there first oil manufactory. Ozona had their first water well in 1858. The Crockett County Courthouse was finished in 1902 at a total cost of 30,000 dollars.

19: El Paso City | El Paso is located in West Texas. El Paso is so far west that it is in another time zone. El Paso is established in 1850. The population today is 700,000 people. El Paso is flourished into a metropolitan area.

20: Quintana Park | Recreation | Quintana Beach County Park is a 51 acre beachfront. Quintana park can be located in Texas on the upper Gulf coast. While you're there you can go bird watching, fishing, nature viewing, swimming, surfing, etc. You can also stay in cabins, RV'S, or you can pitch a tent. Some of the historical landmarks includes Fort Bates, and the remains of the Freeport Harbor Defense.

21: Red River Waters | Red River is located on the border between Lousiana and Texas. Red River is a big river with the Rio Grande, Sabine River and Canadian River. In the Red River the average temperatures are 75 degrees at day and 400 degrees at night. The mountau\in resorts have up to 8,750 elevation. Red River has many Rv parks too.

22: Sabine River water | the Sabine River is the border between Louisiana and Texas. The river flows through the Piney Woods in east Texas. The Sabine River got its name from the Spanish word meaning cypress.The Sabine is a flatwater river that pumps about 6.8 million acre-feet into the Gulf. the river has a tanic acid brown color that most east Texas Rivers have.

23: Trinity River water | The Trinity flows 423 miles from the confluence of the Elm and West forks to the coast. Making it the longest river having its entire course in Texas.The total drainage basin area is 17,969 square miles.The upper Trinity Basin has rolling topography and narrow stream channels. The annual rainfall in the upper basin range from 30 to 40 inches.

24: University of Texas Universities | University of Texas is located in Austin, Texas. University of Texas's mascot is Bevo. Bevo is a longhorn which is why UT is called Texas Longhorns. University of Texas has there own Texas system which involves a lot of Texas colleges. University of Texas is mainly known for there sports teams.

25: Volente Beach recreation | Volente Beach is located in Austin, Texas. Volente Beach is water park right next to the Austin Lake. Volente beach has mainly four rides, a beach, a sand volleyball court, restaurant, kitty pool with numerous slides, and a dock to the lake. Volente Beach is very popular for schools to go to as a fun rest day. Volente's main ride is Texas Twister. The Texas Twister goes there a series of turns and ends with a whirlpool slide making you drop into a small pool where a lifeguard finds you and takes you to land.

26: Wayland Baptist University University | Wayland Baptist University is located in Wichita Falls, Texas. Wayland was established in 1974. Wayland opened a location in 2002. Wayland allows any age of person who needs an education. They meet educational needs of military students by providing resources open to them.

27: Yorktown is on State Highway 72 and Coleto Creek seventy-five miles east of Yorktown grew San Antonio and thirty-six miles northwest of Victoria in southwestern DeWitt County. This settlement began in 1846. York town was named after a person named captain York, an Indian fighter. The first school there was in built in 1883.slowly but steadily and by 1898 had 846 residents. | Yorktown city

28: XIT Historical Musuem Historical Importance | One of the exhibits in the museum is the original XIT Ranch. XIT Historical Museum is located in North West Texas. The Railroad System is another exhibit explaining the railroad system. Strange but true The XIT Historical Museum has there own exhibit on County Sheriff. They also have Area Wildlife Exhibit where it shows nature in the area.

29: Zilker Park can be located at 2100 Barton Springs RD. Zilker Park is considered one of Austins "most lover park."every Christmas, Zilker park puts up a giant tree that has 3,309 lights and is 155 ft. tall. you can canoe on town lake. you can also visit the sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole Disc Golf Course, 2 Multi-use Fields. | Zilker Park recreation

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