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FC: All About TEXAS | places in texas to visit

1: Abby Albrecht Coach Kee-3 9/6/11

2: Table of contents | Alamo...........4 Mt.Bonnell.......5 Caddo Lake........6 Dallas World Aquarium......7 Enchanted Rock......8 Forbidden Gardens.....9 Galveston Bay......10 Houston.....11 Inks Lake....12 Joyland Amusment Park.....13 Kingwood College.......14 Lake Austin.......15 Texas A&M...16 | NcNamara Museum....17 Odessa.....18 Pablo Duro Canyon...19 Quail.....20 Rio Grande.....21 Schlitterban....22 TCU....23 UT....24 Volente Beach....25 Wonderworld Caves...26 XIT Historical Museum...27 Yorktown..28 Ft.Worth Zoo...30

3: citations | http://www.lone-star.net/mall/texasinfo/alamo-battle.htm http://www.austinexplorer.com/Locations/ShowLocation.aspx?LocationID=1791 http://www.caddolake.com/history.htm http://www.dwazoo.com/d/ http://www.austinexplorer.com/Locations/ShowLocation.aspx?LocationID=1369 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock/ http://www.lsjunction.com/people/austin.htm http://www.marinebiology.edu/Phytoplankton/gbay.htm http://www.fortworthzoo.org/about-us/history/ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgy01 http://www.shoreclubtx.com/water-park.php http://www.visitvictoriatexas.com/vcvb/visitors/mcnamaramuseum http://www.fortworthzoo.org/ http://www.yorktowntx.com/ http://www.xitmuseum.com/history.shtml http://www.yelp.com/biz/wonder-world-cave-and-park-san-marcos http://www.utexas.edu/ http://www.tcu.edu/ http://schlitterbahn.com/ http://www.nps.gov/rigr/index.htm | http://www.queencitytv.com/ http://www.palodurocanyon.com/ http://www.odessa-tx.gov/public/ http://www.tamu.edu/ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/austin/ http://www.lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

4: Alamo historical site | Originally a mission called Mision San Antonio de Valero and constructed in 1724, it was a refuge for indians and missionaries. The Alamo is located in San Antonio texas.The alamo got its name from the Spanish word cottonwood.It was under spanish controll until 1835 when Ben Milam took it away for a five day battle. Mexico's general Santa Ana try to recaptue the Alamo back in 1836. Davy Crockett,Jim Bowie, and Colonal William stood behind "the line in the sand" out of a group of 189 men. The defense of the alamo was seen as critical to the preservation of Texas. Sadly all 189 men perished but not until they succumbed aftera 13 day siege by a force of 4,000 men. Today, the alamo has come to symbolize a heroic struggle against impossible odds. Texans revere the Alamo as sacred ground and a shrine to texas liberty, having made the shout "Remember the Alamo" famous.

5: Mt.Bonnell landform | Mt.Bonnell is considered the highest point in Austin, Texas at 775 feet which may change in the future as Austin expands in many differnt ways. The peak is named after George Bonnell, who served a Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the Texas Republic. Mt.Bonnell is a major tourist site due to the amazing viewsThe hike is not particulary difficult. People of all athletic abilities hike it every day. The stair climing is a bit of a workout though. This initial strech of the trail accounts for most of the 190 feet elevation gain encountered. The peak actually resides in Covert Park. THis park is named in honor of the person who provided the land on which it sits, Frank M Covert Sr.

6: Caddo Lake water | Covering over 26,000 acres, Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake in the south, and the only natural lake in Texas. Caddo Lake is named after the Native Americans called Caddo Indians or Caddoans. According to the legend the lake was formed by a massive flood or some say an earthquake. Half of the Lake is in Texas half in lousiana. Caddo is home to one of the largest cypress forest in the world. The lake's diversity of wildlife includes 216 kinds of birds, 47 species of mammal, plus 90 varieties of fish and reptiles. It is an internationally protected wetland under the RAMSAR treaty.

7: Dallas World Aquariam recreation | The Dallas World Aquarium is located in Dallas Texas and attrects visitors from all around the world. Discover a South American Rainforest filled with unique plants and animals such as monkeys, colorful toucans, crocodiles, manatees and otters. The aquarium potion features 85,000 gallons of saltwater with marine life from around the world. Rare sea dragons and clams and endangered sea turtles are but a few of the intruging animals on display. An outdoor lagoon-like exhibit features Black-footed penguins.

8: Enchanted Rock landform | Enchanted Rock is about a 1 billion year old landform located near Fredricksburg,Texas. What now rises at 500 feet used to be a bubble of liquid under the earths surface. Unlike the rock around it, the consistancy of this magma has created a colum of hard granite. Over the years the movement and erosion patterns have chipped away at the surrounding countryside. The granite, stronger than the surrounding rock, bears the weathering better and so was exposed to the surface and slowly continues to emerge.

9: Stephen F. Austin historical importance | Often referred to as the Father of Texas, because of hundreds of families into Texas due to the relativaley poor economic conditions at the time. He was Very successful in recruting families to move to Texas. On the death of his father Moses Austin, he took over the grant to bring U.S settlers into Spanish Texas. Under the terms of a special act in 1824 and other contracts in 1825,1827, and 1828--the colonizer was responsible for the settlement of more than 1,200 American families in Mexican Texas.

10: Galveston bay water | Galveston Bay is a coastal treasure—one of the state’s most valuable recreational, economic, and environmental assets. Fed by the Trinity and San Jacinto rivers, local bayous, and incoming tides from the Gulf of Mexico, this 600-square-mile bay is the largest and most important estuary on the Texas coast. A unique nutrient-rich environment that plays host to an abundance of plants and animals is created in the estuary by the mixing of fresh water with the salty sea water. Many marine organisms—such as shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish—find food and shelter here during their juvenile phase. In terms of seafood, Galveston Bay ranks as one of the most productive estuaries in the nation, second only to Chesapeake Bay. Its recreational and commercial fishing industries combined are valued at over $3 billion annually, and support over 40,000 jobs in the area. The bay and its associated habitats claim one of the most diverse bird populations on earth. And its unique variety of wildlife draws people from around the world, supporting the important and fast-growing nature-tourism segment of the area’s $7.5 billion tourism industry.

11: Houston cities | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas. | Houston is a city whose very existence has always depended on wild speculation and boom-and-bust excess. Founded on a muddy mire in 1837 by two real estate-booster brothers from New York – their dream was to establish it as the capital of the new Republic of Texas – Houston was soon superseded by the more promising site of Austin, even while somehow establishing itself as a commercial center. Oil, discovered in 1901, became the foundation, along with cotton and real estate, of vast private fortunes, and over the next century wildly wealthy philanthropists poured cash into swanky galleries and showpiece skyscrapers. Houston is the fourth largest city in Texas.

12: Inks Lake water | Located 55 miles northwest of Austin, Texas on Highway 29, Inks Lake is the next lake down the Colorado River from Lake Buchanan. It starts just a short distance from the base of Buchanan Dam. With a length of 4.2 miles and a width of 3,000 feet, Inks Lake is the shortest of the first four lakes but is also one of the prettiest. The boating and water skiing are fantastic on Inks Lake. The view of the bridge that spans the lake and the view of the dam are very appealing. Inks Lake is well-known for its bass, crappie and catfish. The have recently built a new 4 lane bridge going over Inks Lake which replaced the old Inks Lake Bridge. They are keeping the old bridge as a walking bridge over the lake. There will be no diving from the old bridge or fishing from the old bridge, but the views of the lake, Buchanan Dam, and boating activity are great from the old bridge. A beautiful moonlight walk on the old bridge with the gentle lake breezes makes for a great evening.

13: Joyland Amusment Park Recreation | A West Texas fun-filled tradition located in the heart of Lubbock’s popular Mackenzie Park recreation area. Joyland has great rides and attractions. over 30 in all! ranging from a log ride, water coaster and roller coasters to junior rides and family classics, such as the colorful carousel. The park also features food favorites, exciting games and group outing facilities. It’s a place where family, friends and co-workers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories.

14: Kingwood college Universities | Kingwood College is a two-year comprehensive community college that is located in Kingwood, Texas, which is part of the North Houston metro area. It's a Texas college that serves about 1,400 square miles in Harris and Montgomery Counties. Kingwood College was founded in 1984 and currently serves over 7,200 students. This Texas college was originally known as the little "College in the Woods." Kingwood College offers academic transfer, occupational programs, workforce training, and community education. In partnership with students, educational institutions, businesses and other community groups, Kingwood College creates a climate conducive to personal educational, civic, and cultural enrichment and renewal. Faculty members are the finest available and bring years of educational and professional experience to the classroom. Kingwood College's Continuing Education Division provides a variety of certificates, courses and experiences that encourage professional development and lifelong learning, which address the learning needs of our community and workplace.

15: Lake Austin water | Lake Austin is the sixth lake down in the chain of Highland Lakes on the Colorado River in central Texas. The lake starts at the Mansfield Dam and ends at the Tom Miller Dam in the city of Austin. The Bridge on Hwy 360 which goes over Lake Austin is a good point for launching your boat. It is also a popular gathering point on the lake. Lake Austin has high cliffs in places along the shore of the lake which provide shelter from the wind for the best in boating activities. The cliffs are dotted with expensive homes overlooking the lake.

16: Texas A&M Universities | Texas A&M is located in College Station, Texas, which is located about 90 miles northwest of Houston. It is home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 360,000 former students worldwide. A&M conducts research valued at more than $630 million annually, placing it among the top 20 universities nationally and third behind only MIT and the University of California at Berkeley for universities without medical schools. Was Named second in the nation by The Wall Street Journal among all universities, public and private, in a survey of top U.S. corporations, non-profits and government agencies, based on graduates that recruiters prefer to hire. Has Recently rated by Sports Illustrated as the nation's best game day: '...few venues are more hostile to opponents than the maroon bowl of Kyle Field, where the eardrums of visiting players are under constant assault from the Aggies' 12th Man – the nation's best-drilled student body. I could go on for a long time with a lot more stuff. | Texas A&M Universities | Texas A&M is located in College Station, Texas, which is located about 90 miles northwest of Houston. It is home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 360,000 former students worldwide. A&M conducts research valued at more than $630 million annually, placing it among the top 20 universities nationally and third behind only MIT and the University of California at Berkeley for universities without medical schools. Was Named second in the nation by The Wall Street Journal among all universities, public and private, in a survey of top U.S. corporations, non-profits and government agencies, based on graduates that recruiters prefer to hire. Has Recently rated by Sports Illustrated as the nation's best game day: '...few venues are more hostile to opponents than the maroon bowl of Kyle Field, where the eardrums of visiting players are under constant assault from the Aggies' 12th Man – the nation's best-drilled student body. I could go on for a long time with a lot more stuff.

17: NcNamara Museum Historical importance | NcNamara Museum Historical importance | The McNamara House Historical Museum located in Victoria Texas, 502 North Liberty, now a social history museum, was built in 1876 as the residence of Victoria businessman William J. McNamara. VRMA uses the McNamara family as the vehicle for interpretation of the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of middle class South Texans at the turn-of-the-century. This museum received the second Texas Historic Landmark Plaque ever given in the state of Texas and the Texas Historic Commissions Museum Service Award for Outstanding Educational Program in 1988. | The McNamara House Historical Museum located in Victoria Texas, 502 North Liberty, now a social history museum, was built in 1876 as the residence of Victoria businessman William J. McNamara. VRMA uses the McNamara family as the vehicle for interpretation of the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of middle class South Texans at the turn-of-the-century. This museum received the second Texas Historic Landmark Plaque ever given in the state of Texas and the Texas Historic Commissions Museum Service Award for Outstanding Educational Program in 1988. | The McNamara House Historical Museum located in Victoria Texas, 502 North Liberty, now a social history museum, was built in 1876 as the residence of Victoria businessman William J. McNamara. VRMA uses the McNamara family as the vehicle for interpretation of the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of middle class South Texans at the turn-of-the-century. This museum received the second Texas Historic Landmark Plaque ever given in the state of Texas and the Texas Historic Commissions Museum Service Award for Outstanding Educational Program in 1988. | The McNamara House Historical Museum located in Victoria Texas, 502 North Liberty, now a social history museum, was built in 1876 as the residence of Victoria businessman William J. McNamara. VRMA uses the McNamara family as the vehicle for interpretation of the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of middle class South Texans at the turn-of-the-century. This museum received the second Texas Historic Landmark Plaque ever given in the state of Texas and the Texas Historic Commissions Museum Service Award for Outstanding Educational Program in 1988. | The McNamara House Historical Museum located in Victoria Texas, 502 North Liberty, now a social history museum, was built in 1876 as the residence of Victoria businessman William J. McNamara. VRMA uses the McNamara family as the vehicle for interpretation of the social, economic, and cultural lifestyle of middle class South Texans at the turn-of-the-century. This museum received the second Texas Historic Landmark Plaque ever given in the state of Texas and the Texas Historic Commissions Museum Service Award for Outstanding Educational Program in 1988.

18: Odessa city | Odessa is a vibrant, energetic city in West Texas where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find. A visit to Odessa can put you in the audience of a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theatre, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter, or in the heart of the second largest meteor crater in the nation. It has been said that Odessa’s name originated from an area that resembled our region around the Russian city in Ukraine named Odessa. Odessa is also well known for its hospitality, and people with deep appreciation of colorful past and enthusiasm for a future rich with possibilities. Odessa is a city where cowboys, culture, oil and everything in between bring visitors a flavor so delicious it can only be described as “A City of Contrasts.” | Odessa is a vibrant, energetic city in West Texas where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find. A visit to Odessa can put you in the audience of a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theatre, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter, or in the heart of the second largest meteor crater in the nation. It has been said that Odessa’s name originated from an area that resembled our region around the Russian city in Ukraine named Odessa. Odessa is also well known for its hospitality, and people with deep appreciation of colorful past and enthusiasm for a future rich with possibilities. Odessa is a city where cowboys, culture, oil and everything in between bring visitors a flavor so delicious it can only be described as “A City of Contrasts.” | Odessa is a vibrant, energetic city in West Texas where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find. A visit to Odessa can put you in the audience of a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theatre, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter, or in the heart of the second largest meteor crater in the nation. It has been said that Odessa’s name originated from an area that resembled our region around the Russian city in Ukraine named Odessa. Odessa is also well known for its hospitality, and people with deep appreciation of colorful past and enthusiasm for a future rich with possibilities. Odessa is a city where cowboys, culture, oil and everything in between bring visitors a flavor so delicious it can only be described as “A City of Contrasts.” | Odessa is a vibrant, energetic city in West Texas where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find. A visit to Odessa can put you in the audience of a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theatre, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter, or in the heart of the second largest meteor crater in the nation. It has been said that Odessa’s name originated from an area that resembled our region around the Russian city in Ukraine named Odessa. Odessa is also well known for its hospitality, and people with deep appreciation of colorful past and enthusiasm for a future rich with possibilities. Odessa is a city where cowboys, culture, oil and everything in between bring visitors a flavor so delicious it can only be described as “A City of Contrasts.”

19: Palo Duro Canyon is located ijust outside the city of Amarillo Texas in the Texas Panhandle. 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 rim 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. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The water deepens the canyon by moving sediment downstream. Wind and water erosion gradually widen the canyon. Early Spanish Explorers are believed to have discovered the area and dubbed the canyon "Palo Duro" which is Spanish for "hard wood" in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees. | Palo Duro Canyon Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is located ijust outside the city of Amarillo Texas in the Texas Panhandle. 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 rim 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. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The water deepens the canyon by moving sediment downstream. Wind and water erosion gradually widen the canyon. Early Spanish Explorers are believed to have discovered the area and dubbed the canyon "Palo Duro" which is Spanish for "hard wood" in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees. | Palo Duro Canyon Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is located ijust outside the city of Amarillo Texas in the Texas Panhandle. 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 rim 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. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The water deepens the canyon by moving sediment downstream. Wind and water erosion gradually widen the canyon. Early Spanish Explorers are believed to have discovered the area and dubbed the canyon "Palo Duro" which is Spanish for "hard wood" in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees. | Palo Duro Canyon Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is located ijust outside the city of Amarillo Texas in the Texas Panhandle. 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 rim 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. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The water deepens the canyon by moving sediment downstream. Wind and water erosion gradually widen the canyon. Early Spanish Explorers are believed to have discovered the area and dubbed the canyon "Palo Duro" which is Spanish for "hard wood" in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees. | Palo Duro Canyon Landform

20: Queen City city | Queen City, Texas. Queen City is an incorporated town seven miles west of the Texas-Arkansas line in eastern Cass County. It was founded in 1877 as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway. That same year a post office opened, and by 1885 the community had 650 residents, two churches, a district school, four steam sawmills, a gristmill, and a number of general stores. Soon after Queen City was established, an iron foundry was built to take advantage of the sizeable deposits of iron ore in the area. The quality and amount of the ore proved inadequate, however, and the ironworks were eventually abandoned. Another important early industry was lumbering. The lumber boom reached its peak around 1890, when the town had a population of 400. Afterward Queen City gradually declined, and by 1940 its population had dwindled to 295. The opening of the Rodessa oilfield in 1935 and the expansion of nearby Atlanta helped to spur new growth. In the mid-1950s Queen City had twelve rated businesses and a population of 500. In 1991 the town reported 1,831 residents and twenty businesses. The population dropped to 1,613 in 2000. Principal industries at that time included farming, forestry, oil, and tourism.

21: Rio Grande landform | The Rio Grande is a continental river which forms the border between Mexico and the US and gives the Big Bend and the state of Texas their distinct shapes.The Rio Grande begins in the high snowfields of the continental divide, in the San Juan range of central Colorado. After a sparkling plunge towards the east, the young Rio Grande bends south to water the fields of the San Luis Valley. As the Rio Grande crosses the New Mexico / Colorado border, it enters a deep rift valley, the Rio Grande Gorge. This section of remote wilderness canyon and precipitous wild water was declared our nation's first Wild and Scenic River in 1968. The Rio Grande is a fascinating river, full of history; a cultural landmark that unites 6 states in two countries. The haunting beauty and isolation of the Rio Grande through the Big Bend country provide the last remaining place where the Rio can be appreciated as a truly wild river.

22: Schlitterbahn pumps 72-degree spring water from the Comal River through some of the rides in the main park. The water is pumped from one end of the park, circulated through several rides in Schlitterbahn West, and then flows back into the Comal River. Schlitterbahn Waterpark has been voted “The World’s Best Waterpark” for nine consecutive years in a poll of park fans conducted by Amusement Today. Schlitterbahn guests consume about 45,000 turkey legs and 90,000 sausages-on-a-stick each season. Add that to roughly 10 tons of hamburgers, 22 tons of chicken strips and 7 miles of foot-long corn dogs and you may wonder how many packets of ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise guests need: 1 million! | Schilitterbahn water

23: TCU universities | TCU universities | TCU universities | TCU universities | TCU was founded in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark in Thorp Spring, Texas, as AddRan Male and Female College. The school moved to Waco in 1895. The name was changed to AddRan Christian University in 1889 and Texas Christian University in 1902. TCU relocated to downtown Fort Worth in 1910 when the Waco facility burned, and opened three new buildings on the present campus in 1911.When the Frog faithful began to overflow the stands at Clark Field, the TCU Board of Trustees realized that a new stadium was needed for the TCU football program. Thus, the Board of Trustees voted for a new stadium and created the Athletics Committee to study the cost as well as find a way to pay for it. Momentum for the new stadium hit an all-time high when the Frogs claimed their first Southwest Conference championship on November 30, 1929, when all-conference quarterback Howard Grubbs engineered a late fourth-quarter drive to tie crosstown rivals, 7-7.

24: UT universities | Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation. Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from every state and more than 100 countries. We’re a university with world talent and Texas traditions.The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels

25: Volente Beach recreation | Shore Club Volente Beach or SCVB for short is located on the shores of Lake Travis and is the perfect getaway for children and adults alike on a hot summer day. They have pools for children and an adult only pool with a swim up tiki bar. They have our own sandy beachfront and 3 volleyball courts . Although SCVB offers an upscale casual restaurant specializing in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood and a beach bar & grill with the best burgers on the lake, picnics are permitted, so load up your cooler and come on out. They have plenty of options for the kids as well, including pizza, funnel cakes and ice cream. Boat and wave runner rentals are also available.

26: Wonderworld Caves Landform | In the year 1893, Wonder Cave was discovered by a farmer who was drilling for water. This cave was, opened in 1903, making it the oldest commercial cave in Texas. The cave is a dry cave, that was formed by an earthquake and lies within the 300 mi long Balcones Fault Zone. The cave is tight, which is really interesting because it helps one realize that you are indeed in a crack of the earth. This cave has a stairway that leads down to the deepest part of the cave, where visitors can see the waters of Edwards Aquifer. Fossils cover the ceilings of the cave in intricate designs of the past. The Balcones fault line is visible in the ceiling, allowing one to see the underside of the line. The deepest part of the cave is 160ft, called the wishing well.

27: XIT Historical Ranch 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 ten counties which apparently helped perpetuate the misbelief that the brand -XIT- stands for "Ten In Texas". The brand, in fact, was originated to thwart rustlers.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.

28: Yorktown cities | The oldest town in DeWitt County, Yorktown was settled by Captain John York in 1848 as a weigh station between the then bustling coastal seaport of Indianola and inland cities. Much of the area’s history is on display in Yorktown’s Historical Museum, the same building that was C.Eckhardt’s General Store in 1848. Yorktown today is an active rural community involved in ranching, agriculture and manufacturing. Yorktown offers hunting, birding, fishing, wildflowers and antiques.

29: Ft.Worth Zoo Recreation | The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. The Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals.Since 1992, the Zoo has opened 16 permanent exhibits and support facilities, virtually creating a new zoo. Ten years of improvements and Association management was celebrated with the addition of Texas Wild! in 2001, which houses seven distinct exhibits within an 8-acre complex.

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