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1: Texas, Our Texas By Walker Moore and JP Hefner Kee p.3

2: Table of Contents A- Austin B-Baylor University C- TCU D- Devil's Sinkhole E- Enchanted rock F- Fredricksburg G- Guadalupe Peak H- Halletsville I- Icehouse Museum J- Joe Pool Lake K- Kerville L- Lakey M- Mcdonald Observatory N- Admiral Nimitz Museum of Pacific Wars O- Odessa Meteor Crater P- Port Aransas Q- Queen Isabel's Historical Inn R- Red River S- Sabine T- Texas Tech University U- UTEP V- Val Verde Winery W- Wayne's World Safari X- X Bar Ranch Y- Yorktown Historical Museum Z- Zilker Park

3: Austin | Austin is the capital of Texas, and is located in central Texas. It is home to many great traditions, jobs, and family fun. It is ranked in the top ten of cities to live in. Part of the Colorado River is damed up to create Lake Austin which runs through this wonderful city. It is also home to the University of Texas, Which has a tremendous business school. Lastly it is the music capital of the world and home of "Austin City Limits.Many people flock to Austin each year to enjoy the fabulous music in person. | City

4: Baylor University | University | Baylor is located in northeast Texas in a city called Waco. It has a beautiful campus mainly because of its amazing buildings. The cool Brazos River runs through Waco also adding many fun activities for the students. Their mascot is a bear and their chant is "sic'um bears." The student population is around fourteen thousand. Their three main departments are their art, medical and law departments.

5: TCU University | TCU was founded in 1873 in northeast Texas in the city of Ft. Worth. It is a private collage and has a beautiful campus. Ladanian Tomlinson the running back for the New York Jets went to this wonderful collage. TCU has many impeccable classes to take and specials in the accounting and finance majors. Lastly, TCU is a great collage to go to because it is so fun-filled and has many fabulous activities to attend.

6: Devil's Sinkhole Lanform | Devil's Sinkhole is located in southwest Texas near Rocksprings, Texas. It is an collapsed underground cavern. During the summer you can go there to see four million Mexican free-tailed bats come pouring out of it. It is the third deepest cavern in the state. The top is about 60 feet wide and about 400 feet down. Devil's Sinkhole is a highly visited landform in Texas.

7: Enchanted Rock Landform | Enchanted Rock is located north of Fredericksburg, which is in Gillespie County. People have been attracted to this amazing landform for almost 11,000 years. It is a huge pink, granite dome that is 425 feet tall. It covers about 640 acres. At night it makes creaking and groaning noises because of the heating during the day and the cool in the night. To the Tonkawa Indians it was a very spiritual place. Today it's main attractions are primitive hiking, camping, rock climbing bird watching and especially star gazing.

8: Fredricksburg is located in Southeast Texas in the Hill Country. It is well-known for their home-grown delicious peaches and the beauty and charm of their highly visited town. Secondly, it has many fun family events like the Fredricksburg Crawfish Event. It has many great restaurants and explanatory lodging and is the ideal recreational spot for a tourist family. Lastly, it has numerous great hiking and camping areas. | Fredricksburg City

9: Guadalupe Peak Landform | It is located in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park which is in Culberson County. Culberson is in far west Texas. It is the highest point in Texas at 8749 feet above sea level. The surrounding terrain goes from sand dunes to fir and pine forests. It is a fossilized marine reef that was lifted by tectonic events. During the summer the temperature gets into the hundreds and in the winter it can drop below zero and snow. It is also well known for it's winds which are usually 30mph and can get to 100mph.

10: Houston City | Houston is located in Harris County which is in southeast Texas. It is the fourth largest city in the United States. Its population is around 2.1 million. This city was founded in 1836 on August 30. One of the coolest things to do here is go to the world's largest rodeo. It has been going on for around eighty years.

11: Icehouse Museum Historical Importance | This museum is located in Silsbee, Texas. It is in far east Texas. There are a couple of permanent exhibits including one about the old Ice House Company. Next to that is a beautiful art gallery. There are always new short term exhibits around. Throughout the whole year there are a handful of events going on there.

12: Joe Pool Lake Water | The lake is located in Northeast Texas right around Fort Worth and Dallas. It was made opened in 1989. It was instantly a favorite spot for Dallas and Fort Worth residents. You can do a ton of things such as bird watching, jet skiing, boating or just barbecuing. It took around a decade to construct this reservoir.

13: Kerrville City | This beautiful city in East Texas is known for many interesting things. Kerrville is named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution. The Guadalupe River runs through this town, which brings many fun activities in itself. It also has great summer camps, hunting ranches and RV parks. It is famous for the Kerrville Folk festival, and lots of other great outdoor adventures.

14: Leakey City | Leakey is located in the Hill Country, in Southwest Texas. It is named after the pioneer John H. Leakey. It depends heavily on tourism because of the Frio River and the Garner state Park so close by. It is estimated that about four hundred people live in this Texas town, however lots of people stay all around Leakey on vacation and for other purposes.

15: Mcdonald Observatory Recreation | Mcdonald observatory was built by William Johnson Mcdonald in 1930, in Fort Davis, Texas. It was built in West Texas because of its 6800 foot elevation and because it is far from major city's lights. Until 1948 it's eighty two-inch telescope was the second largest in the world. The observatory has made a few discoveries also, like their discoveries made about the satellites of other planets.

16: Admiral Nimitz State Historical Site | This Fredricksburg attraction has to be one of the best museums in Texas. Fredricksburg is located in central Texas. It is dedicated to the men and woman who fought in the Pacific war and has some fabulous facts and exhibits if you are interested in these intense battles. The museum was built to focus on the almighty Admiral Nimitz who commanded more than one million men and woman, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes.

17: Odessa Meteor Crater Landforms | Odessa Meteor Crater is a National Natural Landmark located just Southwest of Odessa, Texas. This crater was formed some 50,000 years ago by a prehistoric meteor shower. In 1892 Julius Henderson first discovered this crater.The largest meteor that fell on this two square mile area also created a 165 foot deep shaft.

18: Port Aransas Water | Port Aransas Is located on the barrier island named Mustang Island. It is right on the Gulf of Mexico in far southeast Texas. Its population is around 3,500 people. To get there the most common ways are to take the ferry or the bridge to enter the island. When there you can go deep sea fishing, camp on the beach, enter fishing tournaments or just chill out on the beach. Some of the best Cajun food in Texas is at the Crazy Cajun on Mustang Island. You can even take a short boat ride to San Jose Island for the best shelling in the area.

19: Queen Isabel's Historical Inn Historical importance | This Historical landmark is located in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas in the City of Port Isabel, Texas. It overlooks South Padre island and Laguna Madre Bay. Queen Isabel's Inn is Rio Grande's oldest seaside resort. The Inn was founded in 1906 and was originally a Tarpoon and Fishing Club to serve travelers along the Rio Grande railroad.

20: Red River Water | The red River flows right on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. Which means it's in northwest Texas. It gets it's name from the local red dirt that colors the water red. You can camp on its banks or take a scenic canoe or kayak trip. It is the second biggest river in Texas. the Red River is a tributary of the great Mississippi. Total length of it is around 1360 miles long.

21: Sabine River Water | The Sabine is mainly in Newton County which is in northeast Texas. In 1843 the first trip by boat was made on it. It flows for 555 miles through Texas and Louisiana. It is used as a natural barrier between Texas and Louisiana. There are tons of RV parks to stay and the fishing is great in some parts.

22: Texas Tech University | The beautiful campus of Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock is in northwest Texas, which means it's in the panhandle. This University was founded in 1923 and has an enrollment of over 30,000 students. Most of these students are involved in the engineering or business major. 1,839 is the number of acres this campus is made of.

23: University of Texas University | The University of Texas is located in the state capital, Austin. UT is located in central Texas. It was founded in 1883. It is one of the largest universities in the nation. The student population is around 51,000. Their mascot is Bevo, the longhorn. The school colors are burnt orange and white and their saying is "Hook'em Horns".

24: Val Verde Winery Recreation | Val Verde Winery is a family-owned winery in Del Rio, Texas. The winery lies right on the Texas, Mexico border in southwest Texas. It was established in 1883 in Southeast Texas by Frank Qualia and other Italian immigrants. It is run by the forth generation today. This wine is made from the tasty Lenoir grapes.

25: Wildcat Bluff Nature Center Recreation | It is located in Amarillo, Texas which is in north Texas. It was named by early cowboys because there was a wildcat den under the bluff. More than 600 miles of hilly terrain with a lot of trails through it. This is a place where you can get away from city life. You can see hawks circling in the sky and horned lizards lurking around.

26: X Bar Ranch Recreation | X Bar Ranch is located in west central Texas in the city of Eldorado, Texas. X Bar Ranch is located in Schleicher County. It is known for its pleasant lodging in this part of the Texas Hill Country. There is also some great hiking and biking trails. The most popular activities in this ranch includes looking at the stars, and mountain biking.

27: Yorktown Historical Museum Historical Importance | Yorktown Historical Museum is obviously located in Yorktown, Texas. Yorktown is in southeast Texas. It was founded in 1966. One of the exhibits is a recreation of a 18th century home. Another great exhibit is a Mohegan Indian settlement. They always have a new and exciting, temporary exhibit too. you can even have a tour if you book in advance. Their slogan is "Preserving the past...Enriching the future."

28: Zilker Park Recreation | Zilker Park is located in Austin, the state capital. The park is in central Texas. It is easily Austin's most loved park. It has a total of 351 acres to. You can jog, bike or just walk around Ladybird Lake. After that a lot of people love to go take a dip in Barton Springs Pool. Every year for ten years now Austin City Limits is held in Zilker Park. It is a mow globally know event where music artist come and perform for three days. Most recently the festival had a attending population of around 70,000.

29: Map Key | Recreation M=McDonald Observatory V=Val Verde Winery W=Wildcat Bluff Nature Center X=X Bar Ranch Z=Zilker Park | Historical Importance Y=Yorktown Historical Museum Q=Queen Isabel's Historical Inn N=Admiral Nimitz State Historical Site I=Icehouse Museum | Universities B=Baylor C=TCU T=Texas Tech U=UT | Water J=Joe Pool Lake P=Port Aransas R=RedRiver S=Sabine River | Cities A=Austin F=Fredricksburg H=Houston K=Kerrville L=Leaky | Landforms D=Devil's Sinkhole G=Guadalupe Peak O=Odessa Meteor Crater E=Enchanted Rock

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