BC: y"CERRO ALTO MOUNTAIN | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)." Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) | A Digital Gateway to Texas History. Web. 08 Sept. 2011.
FC: We Know Texas: Matthew Burr and Matthew Minnis
1: Texas A-Z by: Matthew Minnis and Matthew Burr
2: Table Of Contents A- Cerro Alto Mountain B- Barton Springs C- Candian River D- Davis Mountains E- Emory Peak F- Fort Concho G- Guadelupe H- Hamilton Pool Preserve I- Indian Lake J- San Jacinto Battlefield K- Kileen L- Lake Austin M- Mount Bonnell N- New Braunfels O- Our Lady Of The Lake p- UTEP Q- Quintana Beach County Park R- Texas Rangers Stadium S- Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum T- Texas Tech U- University of Texas V- Veloway
3: W- Witchita Falls X- XIT Historical Museum Y- Town Lake YMCA Z- Dallas Zoo
4: A | Cerro Alto Mountain-Landform The Cerro Alto Mountain is located 45 miles west of Dell City. The peak is 6,787 which is the highest in the Hueco Mountains. The mountains are made of Permian Limestome from 250 million years ago. The mountain surface is made of small rocky soils. The soil supports bushes and grass.
5: B | Barton Springs is located in the Zilker Park area. Barton Springs contains four natural water springs. Its also known as Parthenia. Barton Springs supplies water to Barton Springs Pool and others. It contains a average temperature of 68F. | Barton Springs-Water
6: C | Canadian River-Water The river begins on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the small area of Las Aminas County, Colorado. It forms a big canyon south of Springer, New Mexico, Which is where it forms Ute Lake. After it crosses the Texas Panhandle and it is dammed at Stanford Texas, separating it from the Great Plains.
7: D | Davis Mountains-Landform Is a Mountain range in West Texas. They are located near Fort Davis, which is what it is named after. It is a very popular cite for recreation activities, such as hiking and camping. It also includes, Fort Davis Historical National Park, and Davis Mountains State Park. With the historical importance of the fort and the natrual beaty of the mountains.
8: E | Emory Peak is located in the Big Ben National. Its the highest peak Chisos Mountains. The peak is named for William H Emory. The peak has an evelation of about 2,500ft. At the highest peak of the mountain there a big population of ladybugs. | Emory Peak- Landform
9: F | Fort Concho- Historical Importance Fort Concho, a National Historic Landmark, which has been owned and used since 1935 by San Angelo. Right on on the North Concho River, near where its meets with the South and Middle Concho rivers. The area chosen for Fort Concho was used as a strategy for the stabilization of the reigon. Because the location there are of no fewer than five major trails around the vicinity.
10: The Guadalupe River goes through Kerr County, Texas to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The river is most popular for rafters and canoers. The river was called first Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. It was renamed the San Augustin by Domingo Teran de los Rios. The Guadalupe River is listed as one of the 100 top trout fishing areas in the United States. | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | Guadalupe- River | G
11: H | Hamilton Pool Preserve- Landform | Hamilton Pool is about 30 miles southwest of Austin. Hamilton Pool is a historic swimming hole. Its a part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Hamilton Pool is home to the Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and a huge variety of other birds. With a 50 foot waterfall to top it all of!
12: Indian Lake-Water The town of Indian Lake Texas was founded in 1978. It is a resort-like enviroment. It is located in a rural area for people who enjoy the beauty of nature. Birds as well as butterflies migrate yearly through this area. The city is situated by Los Fresnos, Tx. and it is south of San Benito and Harlingen, Tx. To the south of the city 9 miles is Brownsville; also south 12 miles from the city is the Mexican Border. | I
13: K | Killeen-city Killeen is a city located in Bell County, Texas. The population of the city was 86,911 at the 2000 census. In 2009 Killeen had 119,510 living people in the city. the over the years of 2010-2011 the population grew to 140,021 people. Killeen is near the main cantonment of Fort Hood. Their economy depends a lot on the soldiers and the post, their families there.
14: L | Lake Austin- Water | Lake Austin is a reservoir on the Colorado River. Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes. Lake Austin has been stocked with several species of different fish. In the 1900s High waters destroyed the unfinished dam. Many years later Tom Miller Dam was built and finished in 1939.
15: M | Mount Bonnell- Landform | Mount Bonnell is located in central Austin. Mount Bonnell is generally considered the highest point in Austin at 775 feet. Mount Bonnell is more of a tourist spot than a hiking destination. The hike is usually not to difficult to climb. The peak is named after George Bonnell.
16: N | New Braunfels-City New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is a principal city of the San Antonioâ€“New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels is a German word, meaning brown rock. | N | New Braunfels-City New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is a principal city of the San Antonioâ€“New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels is a German word, meaning brown rock. | N | New Braunfels-City New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is a principal city of the San Antonioâ€“New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels is a German word, meaning brown rock. The population of the city was 57,740 as of the 2010 census, which is up 58% from 2000. In the 19th century the name was often spelled Neu-Braunfels. | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | N | New Braunfels-City New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is a principal city of the San Antonioâ€“New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels is a German word, meaning brown rock. The population of the city was 57,740 as of the 2010 census, which is up 58% from 2000. In the 19th century the name was often spelled Neu-Braunfels. | N | N | N | N | N | N | N
17: O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | O | Our Lady of the Lake- University Our Lady of the Lake University an independent, Catholic, co-ed university. It is located in San Antonio, TX. The university was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, which is a religious order which was started in Lorraine, France, during the 18th century. The university is still sponsored by the Texas sponsors the university.
18: P | UTEP- University | UTEP is located on the north of the Rio Grande. The school was founded in 1914. UTEP has a majority Mexican-American student population. The school officially opened on September 23, 1914 with only 27 students. They won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 1966.
19: Q | Quintana Beach County Park- Recreation | Quintana Beach Park is a 51-acre beachfront park located on the upper Texas gulf coast. There are many natural attractions. Including Birdwatching, Fishing, and others. Some historical aspects are Fort Bates and remains of Freeport Harbor Defense. The park has some fun attractions like Volleyball, Kickball and others.
20: R | Rangers Ballpark-Recreation Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Before 2004 it went by The Ballpark in Arlington, after it was named the Ameriquest Field in Arlington. Later the rangers ended their relationship with Ameriquest and named the park Rangers Ballpark. In 2010 the Rangers lost in the World Series.
21: S | The Bob Bullock State History Museum is located in downtown, Austin Texas. The museum tells the "Story of Texas." The museum includes three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and lastly it has Austin's only IMAX Theatre. The IMAX Theatre features the historical film, Texas: The Big Picture. | Bob Bullock State History museum- Historical Importance
22: T | Texas Tech- university | Texas Tech University was created in 1923. Originally named Texas Technological College it was opened in 1925. Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969. There was very few students when it opened. Texas Tech has a majority of Law school and Medical school.
23: U | University of Texas-University The University of Texas was founded in 1883. Texas is one of the largest and most respected university in America. The student body is very diverse, including students from more than a 100 different countries. The official song of the alma mater is the "Eyes of Texas."
24: V | Veloway - recreation | The Veloway is located in Slaughter Creek Metropolitan Park. Veloway is in a peaceful area so you won't be bothered by street noise. The Veloway is more than 100 acres of the park. It is intended for bicyclists and rollerbladers only. You are not allowed to hike.
25: X | XIT Historical Museum- Historical Importance | The XIT Museum is located in Dalhart, Texas. The ranch is three million acres. The museum exhibits include a model of an XIT division headquarters. The ranch operated from 1885â€“1912. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, through Tuesdays and Saturdays.
26: W | Wichita Falls- City | Wichita Falls is nestled in the lower North East of Texas. Wichita Falls is an economically progressive city. The city is a very pleasant and comfortable for visitors. Wichita Falls has a population of approximately 104,553 thousand. Wichita Falls proudly calls itself the home of the best military installation in the country, Sheppard Air Force Base.
27: Y | Town Lake YMCA- Recreation | The Young Men's Christian Association, known as the YMCA. There is many locations but we are fortunate there is a YMCA is located in Austin Texas. YMCA membership offers a good work out area, indoor pool and basketball gym. Its a worldwide organization of more than 45 million members. Its most commonly known for its song the YMCA.
28: Z | Dallas Zoo- Recreation | Dallas Zoo is a zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas. The zoo was originally founded in 1888. The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals. The zoo is divided into three different regions: ZooNorth, Wilds of Africa, and Giants of the Savanna. In 2007 and 2008, the zoo was plagued by the deaths of several high profile animals.
29: Bibliography | Wichita Falls, TX - Official Website. Web. 17 Sept. 2011.