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FC: What Makes Texas Great From A To Z | By Devan Shoemaker

1: What Makes Texas Great A-Z Devan Shoemaker Kee Period 4

2: Table of contents | 1. The Alamo 20.Six Flags Fiesta Texas 2. Baylor University 21.U.T 3.Canadian River 22.Village Creek state park 4.Dallas 23.Schlitterbahn Waterpark 5.El Paso 24.St.Francis Xaivier church 6.Franklin Mountains 25.Yankee Creek 7.Galveston 26.Zeuhl 8.Houston 9.Irving 10.San Jacinto Monument 11.Keechi Creek 12.Laredo 13.A&M 14.Neches River 15.Odessa College 16.Palo Duro Canyon 17.Quitman Lake 18.Rolling Red Plains 19.Santa Elena Canyon

4: About The Alamo | The Alamo | A | The Alamo is located in San Antonio Texas. Was once a place for Native Americans to turn to Christianity. After tribes had been converted to Christians it was turned into San Antonio's first hospital. On 2/23/1836 the Mexican army launched a siege on the Alamo. The Alamo was taken by the Mexican army but after the battle of San Jacinto the Mexican army pulled out of the Alamo. | Historical Importance

5: Baylor University | About Baylor Baylor university is located in Waco, Texas. Tuition costs are about $15,000 per semester. Admittance rate is about 40%. Baylor is a private Christian university. US News & World Report ranks Baylor #75 on their annual review of college and universities. | B | University

6: The Canadian River | About the Canadian River Runs through the middle of the panhandle in Texas. Largest tributary of the Arkansas River. It is roughly 760 miles long but only 190 miles are in Texas. The river's name came from early explorers who thought that it flowed into Canada. The riverbed contains great amounts of quicksand. Only about one third of the Canadian river flows through Texas | C | Water Source

7: D | Dallas | About Dallas Dallas is the third largest city in Texas by population. Dallas covers 343 square miles. Dallas and Fort Worth are known as the Metroplex. The per capita income of Dallas is about 34000$. Dallas has a population of 1,299,543. | City

8: E | El Paso | About El Paso El Paso is the farthest south city in Texas El Paso's population is 665,568. Is approximately 250.5 square miles. ranked 99th of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in per-capita income. Had the largest rise in per capita income from 1984 to 2009 but is still ranked in the lowest per capita income in an metropolitan area | City

9: F | Franklin Mountains | About Franklin Mountians The largest sustained mountain range in Texas. North Franklin Mountain lie the remnants of the U.S tin mining and smelting operations. Is located in southern Texas in El Paso. Animals range from many species of rodents to deer, mountain lions, and occasionally black bears. Rises to an elevation of 7,192 feet above sea level. | Landform

10: G | Galveston | About Galveston Galveston is a city in Texas and has population of about 48,000. Is home to 1 of the 4famous waterparks, Schlitterbahn. Is known for its 32 miles of gulf beaches. After hurricane Ike hit the population dropped from 57,000 to 48,000. Galveston Island has 14 museums and historic homes open to the public for tours. | City

11: H | Houston | About Houston Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. Houston is the fourth most populated city in the nation at 2,145,146. Ranked first in Texas and third in the U.S. within the category of Best Places for Business and Careers. Has more that 40 colleges an universities. Tallest building is JP Morgan Chase Tower at 1,002 ft. | City

12: I | Irving | About Irving Is located in Dallas county, TX. The city population is 216,290 making it the thirteenth most populous city in Texas. Has a per capita income of Irving is about 28,000. Is about 67 square miles. Irving was founded in 1903. Founded by J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown. | City

13: J | San Jacinto Monument | About The San Jacinto Monument. Is the world's tallest war memorial located in Houston. Is 15 feet taller than the Washington monument. San Jacinto Museum of History Association has occupied the facility since it opened. After the Battle of San Jacinto, the land commanded respect from all who fought during the battle.The area received funding for the Monument in the 1890's. | Historical Importance

14: K | Keechi Creek | About Keechi Creek Keechi Creek is a river in Palo Pinto County, Texas. It originates two miles east of Graford, and empties into the Brazos River. Temperatures range from a humid 95F to a cold minimum of 38F. The area contains 1,500 acres of mostly bottom land and forest Is currently owned by Keechi Creek Wildlife Management Area (KCWMA) | Water Source

15: L | Laredo | About Laredo Laredo is about 100 miles from Brownsville following the Rio Grande North Laredo was founded on the north bank of the Río Grande on May 15, 1755. Laredo encompasses 83.44 sq. miles. Has a population of 241,935. Has a per capita income of about 24,000. Known today as the city under seven flags. | City

16: M | A&M University | About A&M Texas A&M is located in College Station, TX. About 50,000 students are enrolled at Texas A&M. Texas A&M ranked among the top 25 universities nationally in the number of students enrolled. Its in-state tuition and fees for undergraduates are about $8,500 per semester. Its out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,035 (2012-2013). Its campus size is 5,200 acres. | University

17: N | Neches River | Neches River The Neches River flows southeast for 416 miles from Van Zandt County to the Gulf of Mexico near Port Neches. Neches River got its name from the Spanish who took the name from the Caddo word "Nachawi," There are two reservoirs on the river: Lake Palestine and B.A. Steinhagen Lake, at Dam B. Is managed by Big Thicket National Preserve from Dam B south to Beaumont. | Water Source

18: O | Odessa College | About Odessa college Is located in West University, Odessa, TX. Is a public two-year junior college. Enrolls about 5,000 students annually. About 36% of students are full time. Is a public college. Tuition cost is $2280 per semester. | University

19: P | Palo Duro Canyon State Park | About Palo Duro Canyon Is located in Amarillo, TX near the panhandle. Has 60-mile-long and 800-foot-deep canyon carved out of the Texas High Plains. Most of the park trails lead to the famous Lighthouse formation, a 75-foot-high shale and sandstone pinnacle towering high above the canyon floor. A park entrance fee is charged per day -- $3 per person for adults 13 years of age and older. Texas residents age 65 or older pay only $2 per person. The State Park is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. | Recreation

20: Q | Lake Quitman | About Lake Quitman Lake Quitman is a reservoir in Wood County, Texas. Is a tributary of the Sabine River. Is known to be a great place to fish for bass and catfish. Other common fish in the lake are Readear Sunfish and Bluegill. Boat access is available at 3 ramps maintained by Wood County. Maximum depth of the lake in 25 ft. | Water Source

21: R | About Rolling Red Plains The Rolling Red Plains extends north from the Edwards Plateau in Texas to western Oklahoma. About 60 percent of this area is rangeland, and 35 percent is cropland. Only about 5% is urban land, woodland, or pasture. Snowfall ranges from 25 cm in the north to 10 cm in the south. It covers about 50,340 sq. mi. | Rolling Red Plains | Landform

22: S | Santa Elena Canyon | About Santa Elena Canyon The majestic Santa Elena Canyon is part of Big Bend National Park. You can see it from over over 10 miles away. You can sometimes walk down the canyon when water levels are low. Above the cliffs rise vertically for over 1,000 feet. The journey takes about 1 hour from the Big Bend visitors center. The water is always cloudy, flows quickly and looks rather deep although it is usually less than 2 feet. | Landform

23: T | About Six Flags Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre park featuring tons of rides, great shows, and incredible attractions. Is located in San Antonio. Has 35 roller coasters. Has an entire waterpark section. Has 16 restaurants along with many other snack places. | Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Recreation

24: U | U.T University | About U.T, otherwise known as University of Texas. Is located in Austin,TX. Tuition cost about $4,800 per semester for undergraduates. The University of Texas's tuition places it well below tuition at comparable universities, and the university continues to be a nationally recognized great value in higher education. Is a public University. has about 50,000 students. | University

25: V | Village Creek State Park | About Village Creek One of the biggest attractions in Hardin County has become the Village Creek State Park. 1003.9 heavily forested acres, is located in the Hardin County community of Lumberton. Wildlife is also abundant with snapping turtle; white tailed deer; diamond-back water snake; opossum and many other animals. Offers canoe rentals for fisherman. Has plenty of hiking trails, fire pits and campsites. | Recreation

26: W | Schlitterbahn Waterpark | About Schlitterbahn Schlitterbahn is a family-owned and operated company based in New Braunfels, Texas. The first park opened in 1979. Three more opened up later in South Padre Island, TX, Galveston, TX and one in Kansas city, KS. One of Schlitterbahn West's most defining features is the park's water source, most of their water comes from the Comal river. Has over 3 miles of inner tube rides, 7 water playgrounds for children, 17 water slides, and the world's first surfing machine. | Recreation

27: X | St.Francis Xaivier Church, Houston | About St.Francis Is located in Houston, TX After construction finnished in 1952 Father James Clark became the first pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Church. Saint Francis Xavier was growing rapidly and within three years the number of parish members increased from 300 to 1700. Because of this increase, a new chapel was built to sit 600 people. Now has a private school for Pre-K to 5th graders. | Historical Importance

28: Y | About Yegua Creek Park Yegua Creek is located at Somerville Lake near Somerville, Texas. Water sports, hiking and biking are popular recreational activities. Yegua Creek Campground has 82 sites, 65 of which have electrical and water hookups. Rocky Creek Park is nearby, offering additional access to Somerville Lake and all its water activities. Fishing on a boat is usually not recommended during dryer seasons due to low water levels. | Yegua Creek Park | Recreation

29: Z | About Zeuhl Zuehl is an unincorporated rural community located on Cibolo Creek fourteen miles southwest of Guadalupe County. Ferdinand Zuehl bought the land in 1870 and in 1872 opened Zuehl's store. Clemens School was built in the area in 1883, and a the post office opened in 1888. In 1945 the town had seven stores and a population of 175. Forty-nine residents were reported in 1990. Today the town only has about 85 residents. | The Town of Zeuhl | Historical Importance

30: Sources Google Gooogle maps Google Images Google Earth Yahoo!.com Texas Historical Association American Texas Parks and Wildlife Wikipedia Cities of The Great Rivers of Free and My college and

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