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FC: Texas History A-Z Project By Kevin and Jacob.

1: Table of contents. | 1.Alamo | 2. Bigbend | 3.Colorado River | 4.Dainis mountains | 5.Elpaso | 6.Fort worth | 7.Gualupe Peak | 8.University of Houston | 9.Indianola, Texas | 10.Joplin, Texas | 11.Kyrenia Mountains | 12.Lamar University | 13. mission Conceprion | 14.Nueces river | 15.Odessa | 16. Pecos River | 17. Quinen Stabe Ranch | 18.Red river | 19.San Jaiantor battlefield | 20.Texas Tech | 21.University of Texas, Austin | 22.Velasco, Texas | 23.Wicha falls | 24.XIT Ranch | 25.Ysleta del surpueblo | 26.zilker park

2: Alamo | A is for Alamo The Alamo was originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero.The Alamo is the Spanish word for cottonwood.The final assault came in the morning of march 6, 1836.The constriction of the Alamo began on the present site in 1774.The Alamo was home to both Revolutionaries and Royalists. | "The Alamo." The Alamo. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2012. .

3: Big Bend B is for Big Bend Big Bend National Park is known for its natural resources and recreational opportunities. Big Bend has been home to people for centuries.The park has more than 1,200 species of plants.There are also about 11 species of amphibians and 56 species of reptiles.Big Bend also marks the northernmost range of many plants and animals. | http://www.nps.gov/bibe/naturescience/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/bibe/historyculture/index.htm

4: C is for Colorado River Colorado River The Colorado River supples 3.5 million farmers with irrigation.It also supples 25 million people with ruining water and it also has 250 squarer miles of land.The Colorado river flows throughout 7 states.Even in the Arizona desert the Colorado river makes it possible to grow an abundance of crops. | http://www.watereducation.org/doc.asp?id=1025

5: D is for Davis Mountains Davis Mountains The Davis Mountains is 2,708.9 acres in size.The Davis Mountains are located in Jeff Davis County.This is 4 miles from Fort Davis.They are the most extensive mountain range in Texas.The park has been public since the late 1930s. | http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/davis-mountains/park_history

6: E is for El Paso El Paso El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas.El Paso is an important port of entry to the U.S. from Mexico.El Paso was incorporated as a city in 1873.El Paso is also a major tourist resort.El Paso and Juarez make up the largest international metroplex in the world. | http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108513.html

7: F is for Fort Worth Fort Worth Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the United States.It was named the 4th friendliest destination in the United States.Fort Worth attracts over 5.5 million visitors per year.Fort Worth was incorporated in 1873.The city was founded by Ripley Arnold in 1849. | http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108517.html

8: G is for Guadalupe Peak Guadalupe Peak The elevation is approximately 8,749 feet.It was the first ascent by unknown Native Americans.Guadalupe Peak is made of ancient limestone.Its prominence is 3,028feet.The earliest human evidence at Guadalupe Peak is 12,000 years ago. | http://climbing.about.com/od/mountainclimbing/a/GuadalupePeak.htm

9: H is for University of Houston University of Houston The University of Houston was established in 1927 as a junior college. It became a 4 year institution in 1934. Then,it became a state-supported university in 1963. The school has an affiliation with NASA. Other universities were added to Houston after the successfulness of UH in the 1970s. | http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0824322.html

10: I is for Indiaola | Indiaola was a big port around1847. It also became a country in 1852.From 1856 to1857 they off lowed camel into the town to. Prominently by 1870 the town was robed and 2,000 people left.the town originally had over 5,000 immigrants.

11: J is for Joplin Joplin Joplin was originally called Haley Springs.It is on State Highway 199,ten miles southeast from Jacksboro.Its population estimated at 35 in 1892.The population grew overtime and was 75 by 1896.Though it wasn't reported until the mid-1940s. | http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj15

12: K is for Krause Springs | Krause Springs is a beautiful swimming hole 34 miles west of Austin in Spicewood. There are 32 springs thoughout the campground. Two springs feed the 70' by 20' swimming pool at a rate of 70 gallons per minute. The springs have never slowed down even during severe drought. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was used by Native Americans for centuries before white settlers arrived. http://www.texasoutside.com/kraussprings.htm

13: L is for Lamar University Lamar University The full-time student population is 7,539.The graduation rate is 29%.The average faculty salary is $66,131.The part-time student population is 6,087.The transfer-out rate is 22%. | http://collegeprowler.com/lamar-university/academics/facts/

14: M stands for`Mission Conception | it was originally founded in 1716. The the church took 20 years to build. The church was made mostly out of lime stone. the church walls were about 45 inches thick. this church was restored and opened in 1976 for the would to see.http://www.nps.gov/saan/historyculture/conc_history1.htm

15: N is for Nueces River Nueces River The river drains an area of 16,800 square miles.It carries and annual run off of 620,000 acre-feet.The Nueces River rises in two forks.In north central Edwards County and in northwestern Real County.It then follows a southernly and southeasterly path. | http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rnn15

16: O is for Odessa | In 1871 Odessa got there first railroad track. Odessa had 640 acres. They we widely known for loading and shipping an abundance of goods. Before Odessa was complete the construction to the town ran out of money. In order for the railroad to run 650 civilians and 20 mules had to be put to work. http://www.odessahistory.com/

17: P is for Pecos River Pecos River The river is 926 miles long.It rises in northern New Mexico.Then,it flows SE across eastern New Mexico.Red Bluff Dam forms a reservoir in the Pecos River.It drains c.38,300 sq. miles. | http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0838016.html

18: Q is for Quien Stabe Ranch | Quien Stabe is Spanish for who knows. A Mexican cowboy named it. They got most of there resources from there closest river . By 1918 the ranch was deserted. also in1910 there was a disease that killed allot of them off. There were at least 20,000 thousand cattle fromhttp://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/apq01

19: R is for Red River Red River The Red River is 1,222 miles long.It is southernmost to the large tributaries of the Mississippi River.It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle.It then flows SE between Texas and Oklahoma.Then between Texas and Arkansas to Fulton. | http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0841354.html

20: S is for San Jacinto battle field | San Jacinto Battle field was 1,200 acres long. Sam Houston was the leader of the army there. He won the battle agents General Antonio Lopez. they have recovered 40,000 books/documents ever since the battle happed. This battle took place 400+ years ago.

21: T is for Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech is located in Lubbock.It was chartered in 1923.Then,it opened in 1925.There are numerous research institutes for engineering,business and industry,agriculture,and education attached to the university.Texas Tech also includes schools of medicine,nursing,and allied health professions. | http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0848316.html

22: U is forUniversity of Texas The university of Texas was founded in 1883. They won 4 national titles. It took 644,000,000 for research fundings. there team color is brunt orange and white and there mascot is Bevo. http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut

23: V is for Velasco Velasco Velasco is on the east side of the Brazos River.The city is 16 miles south of Angleton.It is also 4 miles from Gulf of Mexico.Velasco is located in the southeastern Brazoria County.Velasco was surveyed and laid out in 1891. | http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvv07

24: W is for Wichita Falls | Wichita falls is in a stage 2 drought now. The population is 103,931. The nickname is Falls Town. Wichita falls has the smallest skyscraper. In 1882 a railroad track was built from Fort Worth to Wichita falls. A flood destroyed the original falls on the Wichita River for which the city was named. 100 years later the city built an artificial waterfall beside the river in Lucy Park. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hdw02

25: X is for XIT Ranch XIT Ranch The XIT Ranch was a cattle ranch that was in the Texas Panhandle.It was the largest range in the world 1880s.It was 3 million acres and was 30 miles wide.It covered portions of ten countries.The brand XIT means "Ten in Texas." | http://www.xitmuseum.com/history.shtml

26: Y is for Ysleta del sur Pueblo | It was established in 1862 and there were 1,600 civilians. They host many parades and celebrations. This particular tribe has a population of 400,000 thousand people.

27: Z is for Zilker Park Zilker Park Zilker Park is often called "The Central Park of Texas."Zilker Park is 485 acres.Only about 1,000,000 people use it annually.Zilker Park was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places in recognition for its architecture and historical significance.The park has a playground,nine soccer fields,1 rugby field,2 multiuse fields,and a 9-hole disc golf course. http://www.texasescapes.com/SplashAcrossTexas/BartonSpringsTexas/ZilkerParkAustinTx15.htm

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