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FC: CRAZY COOL A-Z's OF TEXAS

1: Crazy Cool A-Z's Of Texas By: Jamie Turner & Ellie Mizell

3: TABLE OF CONTENTS | A---------------------------5 N------------------------31 B----------------------------7 O------------------------33 C----------------------------9 P------------------------35 D----------------------------11 Q------------------------37 E----------------------------13 R-----------------------39 F----------------------------15 S------------------------41 G----------------------------17 T------------------------43 H----------------------------19 U-----------------------45 J-----------------------------21 V-----------------------47 H----------------------------23 W-----------------------49 I-----------------------------25 X------------------------51 K----------------------------27 Y-----------------------53 M---------------------------29 Z------------------------55

5: Historical Importance | The Alamo is one of the most well- known monuments in the state of Texas. It has a very interesting history. One of the most famous battles was fought there. It has also long been an attraction for people to visit as tourists. The Alamo, which is now the location of a museum, is located in San Antonio. | Alamo

7: Barton Springs | Swimming is popular in Austin Texas because the climate is so hot year round. If you want to go swimming in drop dead gorgeous water Barton Springs is the place to go! Barton Springs was first founded in 1918. Barton Springs is located in Austin TX. It is part of Zilker Park. | WATER

9: TCU | TCU stands for Texas Chritian University which is located in Ft. Worth. In 2010 the TCU football team won the Rose Bowl. It has an enrollment of 9,142: 7,853 under graduates and 1,289 over graduates, and about 1,825 employees. Their mascot is a horned frog. Their colors are purple and yellow. | University

11: Delaware Moutians | The Delaware Mountains begin just south of Guadalupe Pass in northwestern Culberson County and stretch thirty-eight miles southeast. The highest elevation in the Delawares is 5,632 feet above sea level. They and the Apache Mountains, to the south, are the uplifted eastern border of the salt flats in western Culberson County. The mountains are characterized by long horizontal layers of sandstone, limestone, and shale, which were deposited in the sea at the edge of the Delaware Basin in Permian times, 250 million years ago. | Landform

13: St. Edwards University | The Congregation of Holy Cross began St. Edward's more than a century ago. They encourage students to think critically, act ethically, embrace diversity, strive for social justice and recognize their responsibility to the world community. A Catholic and Holy Cross education based in Austin, Texas has been around for more then 125 years. In 1841, Father Edward Sorin courageously embarked on a journey across the Atlantic to establish Notre Dame and St. Edward’s universities. It is still a thriving university today. | University

15: Fiesta Texas | Recreation | Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the major entertainment component of USAA's La Cantera. La Cantera is a 1,600 acre master planned development in northwest San Antonio. Gaylord Entertainment managed and was a minority owner of Fiesta Texas. In 1996, Time Warner took over management and operations of Fiesta Texas and added the Six Flags name to the park. It is a popular tourist attraction . USAA remains the sole owner.

17: Goliad | HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE | Goliad is the third oldest municipality and is rich in Texas history. It is the County Seat of Goliad County, one of the oldest counties of Texas. It was first named Santa Dorotea by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Its name was changed February 4, 1829 to Goliad. The name is an anagram derived from the last name of a Spanish missionary priest, Father Hidalgo.

19: Hueco Mountains | The Huceo Mountains are a range of mountains that rise in southern Otero County, and extend twenty-seven miles south into Texas, generally along the El Paso-Hudspeth county line just east of the city of El Paso, Texas. The highest point of the range is the Cerro Alto Mountain (6,703 feet) in Hudspeth County. The word hueco is Spanish for hollow. The Hueco Bolson, a down-dropped area with an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level, with sedimentary fill nearly 9,000 feet thick, lies between Hueco and Franklin Mountains. Shallow, stony soils in the Hueco Mountains support oak, juniper, and some mesquite. The mountains were part of the Rocky Mountain trend, forced upward as part of the Laramide mountain-building period during the late Cretaceous, 60 to 70 million years ago. | LANDFORM

21: IMAX movie screens are designed to make viewers a part of the action with movie screens that extend beyond the peripheral vision for a full view of images.The theater's six-channel digital sound system is designed in a surround sound pattern so that every moviegoer can hear even the smallest sound effect. IMAX, which stands for maximum image, is a motion picture system invented and developed by the Toronto-based IMAX Corporation.The size of the IMAX film is so large that one 40-minute film is approximately 3 miles long. The specially designed IMAX camera photographs the largest frame ever used in motion pictures on horizontally moving 65-mm film. | IMAX | Recreation

23: Jacksonville Lake | Water | Jacksonville city maintains the 1,325 acres of water in the Jacksonville Lake. Jacksonville lake is surrounded by beautiful homes and lots of amazing East Texas scenery Jacksonville lake is a man-made lake.

25: The community of Kerrville was founded in 1848. At that time, the area was known as Brownsborough. In 1856, it was renamed Kerrville in honor of Major James Kerr. In 1905, Florence Butt established the H. E. Butt Grocery Company which is commonly referred to as H-E-B. The Mooney Airplane Company also built their sole factory in Kerrville in 1929. In 1856, it was renamed Kerrville in honor of Major James Kerr. On May 19, 1856, the city became the county seat of the newly formed Kerr County. It was incorporated in 1889, and Joseph Tivy became Kerrville's first mayor. Kerrville is home to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park which offers facilities for camping and has wildlife filled hills, mini-cabins, and a water sports area. It is also worth visiting the Captain Charles Schreiner Mansion, Cowboy Artists of America Museum, and Hill Country Museum. | Kerriville | CITY

27: Lake Nacogdoches is located at approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston, 180 miles southeast of Dallas and 90 miles SW of Shreveport. Nacogdoches is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University The most popular fish in the lakes of Nacogdoches is the largemouth bass. | Lake Nacogdoches | WATER

29: Miles | CITY | Miles Texas is a small city just north-east of San Angelo. It is famous for their yearly cotton festival. Their quote is "a small city with a big heart!". Miles is very dusty when there is no rain, especially in the year 2011!

31: North Texas University | The University of North Texas is the most comprehensive university in the Dallas–Fort Worth, offering 97 bachelor’s, 101 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs. The university is committed to academic excellence, to student success and to serving as an intellectual resource for the community, state and nation. Many business, industry, education, government and cultural activities that support university studies are in the Dallas–Fort Worth region, the fourth largest metropolitan region in the country. The University of North Texas will be recognized for its educational, intellectual, research, public service and cultural achievements. UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating the knowledge and innovations that will shape our future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community. | University

33: O'Donnell is a West Texas town that lies primarily in Lynn County, with a small portion extending south into Dawson County, Texas. The population was 1,011 in 2000. It was first settled in 1910 and named after Tom J. O'Donnell. A statue of Dan Blocker, a member of the Cartwright Clan on television's Bonanza, stands in the park downtown. The town also features Blockerbilia in an exhibit in the O'Donnell Museum - right across the street from the statue. | O'Donnell | CITY

35: Palestine Lake | WATER | Only 12 miles from Tyler Texas situated in the piney woods of east Texas, Lake Palestine is 25,600 acre recreational destination on the Neches River. With a total length of 18 miles, 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 16.25 ft, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing and much more! The water is clear and with a good number of coves that provide good protection from the wind.

37: Quitman Mountains | LANDFORM | The Quitman mountains are located in the county of Hudspeth. It's average elevation is 6,410. The Quitman mountains are very remote. The population is zero, but many people go there to hike. The closest town that has more than 5,000 people is almost 5 hours away!

39: Enchanted Rock | LANDFORM | Enchanted Rock located in Fredericksburg is an enormous pink granite pluton rock formation located in the Llano Uplift. Enchanted Rock covers approximately 640 acres and rises approximately 425 feet above the surrounding terrain to elevation of 1,825 feet above sea level. It is the largest pink granite monadnock in the United States.

41: San Antonio Zoo | RECREATION | The San Antonio Zoo began in 1914 when Colonel George Brackenridge put wild animals on land he had given to the city. The San Antonio Zoo opened two of the first cageless exhibits in America in November 1929. The Richard Friedrich Aquarium was dedicated in 1948, and the HixonBird House opened in 1966. The zoo's bird collection is now one of the world's largest. The San Antonio Zoo housed the first herd of Addra Gazelle in captivity in 1969, an endangered species. The 35-acre zoo now has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species. Over a million people a year visit the zoo.

43: Texas Tech University | UNIVERSITY | Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, Established in 1923, it now offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study and has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. The university has prominent research projects in the areas of epidemiology, pulsed power, grid computing, nanophotonics, and wind energy. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are members of the Big 12 Conference; the football team has made 33 bowl appearances. One of the most well-known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers on his horse Soapsuds.

45: University of Texas | University | The University of Texas is located in Austin Texas. The colleges colors are burnt orange, and its mascot is a Texas longhorn named Bevo. U.T. was founded in 1883. U.T.'s campus has 7 museums and 17 libraries. U.T. is one of the most respected universities in the nation. "The Eyes Of Texas" is the theme song for Texas. Its catchy phrase is "hook'em Horns".

47: Volente Beach | RECREATION | Volente Beach or SCVB for short is located on the shores of Lake Travis in Austin Texas. Volente Beach offers many rides, slides, boating and many more amazingly fun things to do. There and theme park rides for the teens, in the water playgrounds for the kiddos, and a swim up bar for the adults. Volente attracts millions of family's a year. It is a supper hot tourist destination in Texas. It is the perfect place to cool of when the summer heat starts to get to you.

49: Waco | CITY | Founded in 1849 along the Brazos River, Waco is located between Dallas and Austin.Waco is named after the Huaco Indians, the first inhabitants of this area. In 1848, two years after Texas statehood, General Thomas J. Chambers sold his Mexican grant of land, which surrounded the old Waco Village site, to a group of businessmen from Galveston. In early 1849, surveyor George B. Erath laid out the first streets of Waco. Each lot in Waco only sold for 5 dollars each! Many people visit Waco Museums and Attractions Parks, and Zoos. Waco is a large tourist destination.

51: Xit Historical Museum | HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE | The XIT Museum, sponsored by the Dallam-Hartley County Historical Association, also serves as a learning tool for area schools as well as a chronicle for other area points of interest such as the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. The XIT Museum contains exhibits on the XIT Ranch and ranching equipment, wagons and several period rooms including a wedding Chapel. The museum also hosts changing exhibits on various collections of hats, guns, cameras and other historical items.There newly renovated Art Gallery features different artists exhibiting throughout the year. Extensive photographic and document archives, microfilm of newspapers dating to the late 1800's. The Xit Historical Museum is located in Dalhart Texas.

53: Ye Old Clock Museum | HISORICAL IMPORTANCE | Ye Old Clock Museum is located in Pharr Texas. The collection started in 1965 as a small private collection and then grew to become a 2,000 peace collection. Their are only 5 museums such as this one in the United States. Some of the clocks date back all the way to the 1600's. The museum is a very large tourist attraction in Texas, bring thousands of tourists a year.

55: Zilker Park | RECREATION | Zilker Park is named after Colonel Andrew Jackson Zilker, a capitalist and public benefactor who lived from 1858 to 1934. Colonel Zilker gave the Austin School Board a tract of land in 1917 known as Barton Springs on condition that the city purchase the land from the schools for $100,000 and convert the tract into a park.In 1931 he endowed the schools again with another tract of land of some 300 acres adjoining Barton Springs on condition that the city pay the schools $200,000 over a period of twenty years. Zilker Park is located in Austin Texas. It is one of the most visited attractions in Austin.

57: MAP

59: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm....................................p.7 http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/O'DonnellTexas/O'DonnellTx.htm......................................................................................................p.33 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Donnell,_Texas...........................................p.33 http://www.placenames.com/us/p1375603/..............................................p.37 http://www.chinci.com/travel/pax/q/5528822/Quitman+Mountains/US/The+United+States/0/.............................................................................................p.37 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchanted_Rock............................................p.39 http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut...........................................................p.45 http://www.shoreclubtx.com/water-park.php............................................p.47 http://www.wacocvb.com/waco-history.asp..............................................p.49 http://www.traveltex.com/things-todo/attractions/ye-old-clock-museum..........p.53 http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/news/nr20050112bhtm ............................p.55 | Citations

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