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1: Texas, our Texas, from A-Z by Katie Jernigan & Marguerite Harrison

2: A&M Bonnel, Mount Canyon of the Eagles Dinosaur valley state park Enchanted Rock Fort Worth Grande, Rio Houston, Texas Imax theaters Jim hogg historical site Kimbell County Historical Museum Lubbock | Table of Contents | Mount Pleasant National cowgirl museum Old nacodoches university Palo Pinto museum Quitman Red river Sabine river | Texas tech University of Texas Volente beach Waco XIT history museum Yorkto-wn Zilker park

3: A&M | A&M is located in College Station,TX. A&M has more than 38,000 undergraduates. There is also over 250 programs to chose from there! Lots of A&M's degree programs are ranked in the top ten nationally! | University

4: Mount Bonnell is considered the highest peak in Austin at 775 feet. People hike up the moutain because it is not really a difficult hike and has a lovely view. the peak is located in Covert park and is visited reguarly. | Mount Bonnell | Landform

5: Canyon of the Eagles was named after Bald Eagles. The bald eagles nest within the park. It is surrounded by cedar trees and oak trees. Canyon of the Eagles sits on a 940 acre private nature park It looks over beautiful Lake Buchanan. | Canyon of the Eagle -Landform

6: Dinosaur Valley State Park was started in 1968. It opened to the public in 1972. Dinosaur Valley State Park is a 1524.72-acre park.The Paluxy River runs through the area. This park is located in Somervell County, just north of Glen Rose, Texas. | Dinosaur Valley State Park | Recreation

7: Enchanted Rock rises 425 feet above the land around it. It is one of the largest exposed underground rock formations in the US. Tonkawa Indians named it because they thought there were ghost fires at the top. This park is so popular that sometimes it fills up and the park has to close.Many climbers go there on weekends to climb the large rock. | Enchanted Rock landform

8: Fort Worth City | Fort Worth is also known as "Cowtown." It is named this because cattle pass through this town. Fort Worth was named after U.S. Army General William Jenkins Worth. It is the 16th largest city in the US. According to the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206.

9: Rio Grande -water | The Rio Grande flows from southwestern Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. Rio grade is called Rio Bravo in Mexico. The Rio Grande"s total length is 1,896 miles. It is the boudary between Texas and New Mexico.The Rio Grande is one of nineteen Great Waters. It was named this by the America's Great Waters Coalition.

10: Houston, Texas City | Houston, Texas was founded by JK and AC Allen on August 30, 1836. Houston, Texas was named after United States Army General Sam Houston. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America, and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people.

11: IMAX Theaters -recreation | IMAX theaters are located all over Texas. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than normal film systems. IMAX is the most widely used system for special film presentations .IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation. The IMAX system was developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw

12: Historical Importance | Jim Hogg Historical park was created in 1941. Jim Hogg is 178.4 acres of East Texas Pineywoods east of Rusk in Cherokee County. Attractions include a scale replica of the birthplace, housing, museum, and family cemetery .It was named after Governor James Stephen Hogg. He was born on 1891 and died on 1895. | Jim Hogg Historic Site

13: Kimble County Historical Museum | Kimble County historical museum is located in Junction, TX. It has Documents, tool and other artifacts from early settlers and the military. The admission to this museum is free. This museum is open Monday-Friday. They also sell books about the early settlers you learn about in the museum. | Historical Importance

14: Lubbock - City | Lubbock was named after Tom S. Lubbock, a soldier and businessman. The city of Lubbock is also known as the "City of Gold." It's named this because the Spanish explorer Coronado was on his quest for the “City of Gold.” Lubbock is also the home of Texas Tech University. Lubbock's other nickname is the "Hub City," which derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region.

15: Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault. | Medina Valley | -Landform | Medina river is also known as the Medina River Valley because there is a river in it. The valley is exactly 120 miles. It is named after the Medina River. Medina Valley drains to the Balcones escarpment. I is also along the Balcones fault.

16: National Cowgirl Museum -recreation | The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West. Women honored in the museum exhibited courage or spirit and distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to cowgirls. It is located in Fort Worth. More than 5,000 artifacts and 6,000 photographs are in the museum.

17: Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | Our Lady of the Lake University is located in San Antonio. It is a catholic school that is co-ed. It was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence. Our Lady of the Lake University was the first San Antonio institution of higher education to receive regional accreditation. Our Lady of the Lake University currently offers Bachelor's degrees in 33 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 14 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs. | -university

18: Palo Pinto Historical Museum | The Palo Pinto is located in Palo Pinto, Texas. the Palo Pinto building used to be a jail. The building was vacated in 1941. The building was then acquired by the Palo Pinto County Historical Association. Then finally in 1968 it was restored to its headquarters and museum.

19: Quitman -City | Quitman, Texas is a proud home to actress Sissy Spacek. The hills of Quitman are home to many. This northwest region is surrounded by pine trees and hardwoods. Quitman is home to the Wood County Courthouse, one of the most photographed places in Wood County.

20: Red River -water | The red river is a major tributary of the Mississippi River. It is sometimes known as the Red River of the South, The river gets its name from the red sand that gets in the river. The Red River is the second largest river basin in the southern Great Plains.The total length of the river is 1,360 miles!

21: Sabine River -water | The Sabine River is located on the border between Texas and Louisiana. The word Sabine came from the word cypress. Cypress tress are located along the Sabine River. The Sabine River flows through pine tree forests along the river.

22: Texas Tech | Texas Tech was founded in 1923. Texas Tech was originally named Texas Technological College.The college opened in 1925. It had six buildings and an enrollment of 914.

23: University Of Texas | The University of Texas is also known as UT. It is located in Austin, Texas. It has a enrollment of over 48,000. UT is known for its sports, such as football. The UT mascot is the Longhorns. Current and former athletes have won 88 Olympic medals. | - University

24: Volente beach is located on Lake Travis. Volente Beach is a small, privately owned water park. Water from Lake Travis is used to run the rides, like slides, fountains and shoots. | Volente Beach -water

25: Morgans Wonderland is an amusement park for special need kids. It is located in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded by Gordan Hartman in 2010. The park was inspired by Gordan's daughter Morgan who has special needs. Morgans Wonderland is the first park of its kind in the world specifically designed for people with special needs. | Morgans Wonderland -recreation

26: XIT Historical Museum | The XIT Museum contains exhibits on the XIT Ranch and ranching equipment, wagons and several period rooms. The XIT Museum is sponsored by the Dallam-Hartley County Historical Association. The XIT Museum also serves as a learning tool for area schools. The Rita Blanca Lake State Park and the annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion held the first long weekend in August of each year at the museum. The XIT Museum is open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday. | - Historical Importance

27: Yorktown is a city in DeWitt County, Texas. It was founded by Captain John York and Charles Eckhardt almost a century ago. It was then named Yorktown after John York. The population was 2,271 at the 2000 census. The median income for a household in the city was $25,507, and the median income for a family was $28,529. Males had a median income of $25,234 versus $17,031 for females. | Yorktown -city

28: Zilker Park -recreation | Zilker Park is located in Austin, Texas. Zilker Park is over 350 acres of recreational area. Every year Austin City Limits and other large events are held there because of how large the area is. Zilker Park has some cool attractions, such as the Zilker Botanical Garden, the Zilker Zephyr miniature train and many more. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

29: Texas A&M University - College Station, TX. Web. 08 Sept. 2011. . "Mount Bonnell." Austin Explorer. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . Hill Country Resorts, Texas Hill Country Resort: Canyon of the Eagles, A Calibre Resort. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . "TPWD: Dinosaur Valley State Park." Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . "TPWD: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area." Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. .Cites Fort Worth, Texas, Official Web Site Home Page. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "Rio Grande." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . | Cites

30: Cites | City of Houston EGovernment Center. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "IMAX." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "TPWD: Jim Hogg Historic Site - Operated by the City of Rusk." Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. "Kimble County Historical Museum." TravelTex.com. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "Lubbock, Texas." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . "Medina Valley." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. . "Oral History National Cowgirl Museum." National Cowgirl Museum. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . Our Lady of the Lake University - Our Lady of the Lake University, a Catholic University in San Antonio, Texas. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. .

31: "Palo Pinto County Jail, Palo Pinto County Pioneer Museum, Texas." All about Texas - Texas Travel, History, Attractions, over 2600 Cities, Towns, Ghost Towns; People, Historic Places, Buildings, Illustrated. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. . Quitman Chamber of Commerce. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . "Red River (Mississippi River)." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "Sabine River." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . Texas Tech University. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. . | Cites

32: Cites | Home | The University of Texas at Austin. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. . Official Site - City of Waco, Texas. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . XIT Museum. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "Yorktown, Texas." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. . "Zilker Park." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. .

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