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2: Table of Contents | LETTER A-Austin Museum of Art B-Baylor University C-Colorado River D-Davis Mountains E-Eanes Rock Wall F-Fulton G-Goliad H-Millet Opera House I-Independence J-Jarvis Christian College K-Karnack L-Lady Bird Lake M-Moonlight Towers N-Neches River O-Oblate School of Theology P-Bolivar Peninsula Q-Quitman Mountains R-Enchanted Rock S-Barton Springs T-Texas Tech University U-University of Texas V-Val Verde Winery W-Waco X-XIT Rodeo and Reunion Y-Ye Old Clock Museum Z-San Antonio Zoo | PAGE 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

3: The Austin Museum of Art is one of the top museums in Texas. It was founded in 1961 by Clara Driscoll, who donated her estate to be made into a museum that would help the people find a love for art. AMOA has a location downtown that sets up public events, such as art exhibits. It's original location is referred to as the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, and is on Clara Driscoll's estate. AMOA at Laguna Gloria also has an art school, where many people send their children there to improve their art skills, or take classes there themselves. | Austin Museum of Art | Recreation

4: Baylor University | Baylor University is one of the more significant universities in Texas. The mascot of Baylor is a bear, which shows up a lot in college football. Waco, Texas, is the city where Baylor is located. Baylor University is a private baptist college. Turns out, Baylor has been around the longest out of all of Texas's universities! | Universities

5: The Colorado River runs through Austin, Texas. The Colorado River is not only the 18th longest river in the United States, but the longest river in Austin.The origin and mouth of the river are both in Austin. The name of the Colorado River means "color red." It is said that Spanish explorers long ago confused the Brazos River with the Colorado River. | Colorado River Water Source

6: Davis Mountains | The Davis Mountains are located in Jeff Davis County in the Davis Mountains State Park. These mountains were named after Jefferson Davis, U.S. Secretary of War and after a while President of Confederacy. Long ago, many Native American groups passed through the Davis Mountains. Even farther back, the Davis mountains were formed by volcanoes during the Tertiary geologic period. The Davis Mountains were near Fort Davis, which played an important part in the Civil War and more events; in 1961, the area was declared a National Historic Site. | Landform

7: T | Edwards Plateau | Landform | Edwards plateau was formed many years ago from deposits of porous rock, like limestone and sandstone, and sedimentary rock, like shales, and dolomites. The Edwards Plateau is located in the southern area of the Great Plains. The Balcones Escarpment secures the Edwards plateau to the south and east. The Pecos River secures the Edwards Plateau to the west. Texas Hill Country lies in the eastern part of the Edwards Plateau.

8: On the coast of Texas lies Fulton. Right next to Fulton lies Rockport. Fulton is a popular tourist attraction because of its beautiful beach and its soft sand and cool waters. Fulton's per capita income is $19,751. The weather in Fulton would be described as warm, but not as hot as the lower part of Texas. Fulton Beach touches the gulf of Mexico, looking out into the deep blue sea. | Fulton

9: \ | the Goliad | The Goliad is the historical site of Texas's famous Battle of Goliad, or the Goliad Massacre. The Goliad Massacre was the second event of the Texas Revolution. The Goliad Massacre was lost to Santa Anna and his Mexican army, similar to the story of the Alamo. Santa Anna had captured many Texan prisoners and had them declared as pirates and executed. The battle lost at Goliad was made up for by the win the Texans made at the Battle of San Jacinto, even though they were outnumbered. | Historical Importance

10: Millett Opera House | During its time, the Millett Opera House was the second biggest opera house in Texas. The Millett Opera House was built in 1878. Charles Millett, the owner of the Millett Opera House, had the opera house named after him. The Millett Opera House had seats for 800 of the many supporters of art and music. The Millett Opera House, though not open to the public, sits in its place in Downtown Austin as a historically important site. | Historical Importance

11: Independence | Cities | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery. | Independence, Texas was founded in 1835. Home to Baylor University, Independence has an interesting history that has a lot to do with the history of Texas. Sam Houston’s family lived in Independence in the 1850’s. Independence is also home to Liberty Baptist Church, one of the only churches not controlled by the white in its time, true to its name. The Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas is an extremely large nursery.

12: Jacksonville is a city located in eastern Texas. Jacksonville has state of the art soccer and baseball. Jacksonville holds the Jacksonville Recreation center, which also has a weight room and more. Jacksonville has many recreational parks and pools. 2009 was the 25th anniversary of Jacksonville's Tomato Fest, an ideal festival for tomato lovers. | Jacksonville | Cities

13: Karnack | Karnack, Texas is one of the more rural cities in eastern Texas. Karnack was named after Karnak, Egypt. It is said that the distance from Karnack to Port Caddo, Texas was equal to the distance from Egypt's Karnak to Thebes. Karnack was more significant from 1989 to 1991 for the destruction of Pershing IA and II missiles there. Karnack is also the hometown and deathbed of the famous First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. | Cities

14: Lady Bird Lake is a lake in Texas named after Lady Bird Johnson. Lady Bird Johnson was the First Lady of Lyndon B. Johnson; both were from Texas. Lady Bird Lake was formerly named Town Lake. Like most lakes in Texas, Lady Bird Lake is man made. Longhorn Dam and Tom Miller Dam form Lady Bird Lake. Lady Bird Lake is a reservoir, and is controlled by the City of Austin. | Lady Bird Lake

15: Moonlight Towers | Moonlight towers are lighting constructions that light up parts of a city. In the late 19th Century Moonlight Towers were very popular because streetlights were expensive. However, Moonlight Towers have died out since then. Two towers were blown down by nature, two from traffic accidents, and another six from old age. Austin, Texas is home to the last operating tower today.

16: The Neches River is located in between the Trinity and Sabine Rivers. The Neches river's mouth is the Sabine Lake. The Lake Palestine reservoir is on the Neches River. The Neches River has many tributaries, or small, connected rivers. The Neches River's main tributaries are Kickapoo Creek, Angelina River, Ayish Bayou, Pine Island Bayou, Bayou La Nana, Village Creek, and Flat Creek. | Neches River | Water Sources

17: The Oblate School of Theology is a university that formed in 1903. The Oblate School of Theology was first built in San Antonio, Texas. All across the US, the Oblate School of Theology prepares many people for priesthood. In the warmer months, the Oblate School of Theology even has a swimming pool! Throughout the year, many students of the Oblate School of Theology study in the spacey Merium Study Garden. | Oblate School of Theology | Universities

18: Bolivar Peninsula | The Bolivar Peninsula is located in the Galveston County of Texas. The Bolivar Peninsula, being a peninsula, has many tourist attractions at its beaches. The population of Bolivar Peninsula in July 2007 was 4,357. Nearby the Bolivar Peninsula is the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, a reserve for lots of wildlife animals. In 2009, the average per capita income of the Bolivar Peninsula was $21,731. | Landform

19: Quitman Mountains | The Quitman Mountains are located in Hudspeth County, Texas. The elevation of the Quitman Mountains is 6689 feet. The Quitman Canyon is right beside the Quitman Mountains. The Quitman Mountains' center longitude and latitude point is at N 31.149574 and W -105.496346. Many people tour the canyons beside these mountains.

20: Enchanted Rock is an extremely large pink granite intrusive rock. Enchanted Rock is in the city of Fredericksburg, Texas. The first European to visit the Enchanted Rock, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, came in 1536. Enchanted Rock gets its name from the legends the local Native American tribes make up about it having spiritual powers. | Enchanted Rock | Landform

21: Texas State Capitol | The Texas State Capitol was designed by Elijah E. Myers. Austin, Texas is the capital of Texas, and is home to the Texas State Capitol. Many people misspell the Capitol and mix it up with the word capital. The State Capitol was first being built in February of 1882. In February 1888, the Goddess of Liberty statue was placed on the top of the building. | Historical Importance

22: Texas Tech University was created in 1923 and is, accordingly to name, in Texas. Texas Tech was changed from it's original name, Texas Technological College, to Texas Tech University in September 1, 1969. When first created in 1925, Texas Tech University had only six buildings. Texas Tech University is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western parts of Texas. | Texas Tech | Universities

23: The University of Texas is one of Texas' most popular universities. UT was founded in 1883. UT's current president is William Powers Jr. 12,000 degrees are awarded at UT yearly. UT has about 24,000 staff and faculty members all over campus. | UT- the University of Texas | Universities

24: The Val Verde Winery is Texas' oldest winery. Val Verde Winery was first started in 1883. An Italian immigrant, Frank Qualia, first founded the Val Verde Winery. Val Verde Winery's wine is hand-crafted using a special recipe passed down from generation to generation. Frank died in 1936, then passed his winery to his son, Louis Qualia, who then passed it to his son, Thomas, who handles the winery today. | Val Verde Winery | Recreational

25: Waco is the most important city on the Brazos River. The Baylor University was originally in Waco, Texas and was moved to Independence in 1886. Texas Christian University was also in Waco for ten years, but was originally from Fort Worth until it moved in 1910. An event called the Cotton Palace Pageant happens in Waco every April. In Waco is a large bridge called the suspension bridge that brought the Chrisholm Trail through Waco. | Waco

26: XIT Rodeo and Reunion | XIT Rodeo and Reunion is located in Dalhart, Texas. XIT Rodeo and Reunion is a rodeo that goes on now and then. XIT Rodeo Reunion in the 1880's was the largest fenced ranch in he world. During the 1920's, the XIT ranch was broken up and sold. The cowboys and people in the remaining XIT Ranch areas have been making reunions of ranch life since 1936. Since 1937, the reunions of XIT Ranch were at Dalhart, Texas with an accompanying barbecue and rodeo.

27: Ye Old Clock Museum | Ye Old Clock Museum is located in Pharr, Texas. The clocks in Ye Old Clock Museum vary in age, from ones that date bak to 1690 to ons that aren't as old. Ye Old Clock Museum is great for visitors who are looking for something old, and like collectibles. Ye Old Clock Museum started in 1965 as a private collecion, and is now exceeding the amount of 2,000 clocks. It is one of the five only museums of its type in the US.

28: San Antonio Zoo | The San Antonio Zoo is in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Zoo is open year round, 365 days a year. On September 9, 2011, the San Antonio Zoo held its 27th Zoo Run, a relay race sponsored by H-E-B. Over 3500 animals of 600 species are on display at the San Antonio Zoo. The San Antonio Zoo has many animals and other features, like Lory Landing, where you can buy nectar to feed the lories and lorikeets.

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30: "Goliad Massacre." Lone Star Junction: A Texas and Texas History Resource. Lone Star Junction. Web. 3 Sept. 2011. . Stucco, Johnny. "Millett Opera House C. 1878, Austin, Texas." All about Texas - Texas Travel, History, Attractions, over 2600 Cities, Towns, Ghost Towns; People, Historic Places, Buildings, Illustrated. Texas Escapes. Web. 3 Sept. 2011. . "Independence, Texas." Welcome to Independence, Texas. Independence Preservation Trust. Web. 4 Sept. 2011. . "History of Jacksonville." Official Website of City of Jacksonville. City of Jacksonville, Texas. Web. 4 Sept. 2011. . "KARNACK, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)." Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) | A Digital Gateway to Texas History. Texas State Historical Association. Web. 3 Sept. 2011. . "LADY BIRD LAKE | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)." Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) | A Digital Gateway to Texas History. Texas State Historical Association. Web. 4 Sept. 2011. . "City of Austin - Austin History Center: Moonlight Towers." City of Austin - Austin City Connection: Home Page. City of Austin. Web. 5 Sept. 2011. .

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32: "About UT | The University of Texas at Austin." Home | The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. . "History." Val Verde Winery. Val Verde Winery. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. . "Waco History." Official Waco, Texas Tourism Information - Hotels, Attractions, Restaurants, Museums and More. City of Waco, Texas. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . XIT Rodeo & Reunion - Dalhart, Texas. XIT Rodeo & Reunion. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . "Pharr, Texas - Texas Best Kept Travel Secret." Texas Less Traveled Is a Guide To Little Known Texas Travel Treasures. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium - Where You Experience Real. Wild. Life. San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium. Web. 18 Sept. 2011. .

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