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BC: The End

FC: ABC Rodeo

1: By; Mary Anne Brigham and Julia Kittleson Dedicated to Coach Kee; the greatest history teacher in history!

2: TABLE OF CONTENTS | pg.3-Amarillo pg.4- Mount Bonnell pg.5- Capitol Building pg.6- Dallas Zoo pg.7- Enchanted Rock pg.8- Frank Phillips College pg.9- Guadalupe Peak pg.10- Heros Water World pg.11- Inks Lake State Park pg.12- Jacksonville pg.13- King Wood College pg.14- Caddo Lake pg.15- Mount Pleasant pg.16- New Braunfels pg.17- Odessa pg.18- The Pecos River | pg.19- Quitman Lake pg.20- Red River pg.21- Sam Houston Memorial pg.22- TCU pg.23- UT pg.24- Valley Race Park pg.25- Waco pg.26- XIT Historical Museum pg.27- York Town pg.28- Zilker Park pg. 29 Citations

3: Amarillo City | Amarillo is the biggest city in the Texas panhandle. The city was originally named Onedia until J.I. Berry changed it. Amarillo is the Spanish word for yellow. AmarilloÂ’s economic history was closely tied to agriculture and the energy industry. Amarillo is home to 190,695 (per 2010 Census) people. | A

4: Mount Bonnell | B | Landforms | Mount Bonnell is located along lake Austin in Austin, Texas. Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. From the mountain you can see Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. it was designated a recorded Texas historic landmark in 1968.

5: Capitol Building Historical importance The Capitol Building is located in Austin Texas. The Texas Capitol building as we know it today wasn't the first one. The states very first Capitol building was built on a hilltop near Congress Avenue. The next building was completed in 1853 but burnt down in 1881. After seven years, $3,744,600 and over 1,000 workers, the building was completed in 1888. It opened publicly on San Jacinto Day (April 21), at 310 feet tall. | C | C | C | C | C | C | C

6: Dallas Zoo Recreation center The Dallas zoo is located in Dallas, Texas. The zoo is divided into three major regions: ZooNorth, Wilds of Africa, and Giants of the Savanna. The zoo was originally founded in 1888. It now covers 106 acres making it the largest zoo in Texas. The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates). | D

7: ENCHANTED ROCK | E | Landform Enchanted Rock is located in Austin, Texas. This pink granite dome rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. It is one of the largest batholiths, or exposed underground rock formations, The US. Tonkawa Indians named it, believing ghost fires flickered at the top and that a Spanish conquistador had cast a spell on it. The park is most popular with rock-climbers, hikers and campers.

8: FRANK PHILLIPS COLLEGE University | F | Frank Phillips College is located in Borger, Texas. The colors of the university are red and gray. Frank Phillips College is a Community college. The Phillips motto is ''start here, go anywhere.'' the college also offers the Allen Campus in Perryton in Ochiltree Country.

9: GUADALUPE PEAK | G | Guadalupe Peak is the highest mountain in Texas (8,749 feet), just 10 miles from the New Mexico border. The trip passes different kinds of land and a variety of views. the views include, the central Pine Springs Canyon, the desert plains to the south, the flatter, intermediate land within the mountains and finally the peak itself, visible only near the end. The total elevation gain is almost 3,000 feet. The top has 270 views. | Landforms

10: Honey Creek State park | H | Recreation | Honey Creek State Natural Area is 2293.7 acres located in western Comal County, Texas. it is about 30 miles north of downtown San Antonio. The area, once a ranch, was acquired by deed from the Texas Nature Conservancy in 1985. It was also acquired by deed from a private individual in 1988 and was opened for limited access in 1985. Chipped stone tools are all that remain to prove to the use of Honey Creek by early hunter-gatherers, who roamed throughout the Edwards Plateau region.

11: INKS LAKE STATE PARK | I | Recreation | Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational sites adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County, Texas. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills. The water level of Inks Lake is usually unaffected by drought and is maintained at a normal level most of the time. During flooding situations, the lake level can rise as the flood waters are passed through Inks Lake to other lakes downstream.

12: JACKSONVILLE | J | Cities | Jacksonville is located in Cherokee County, Texas. The population was 13,868 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Area, which includes all of Cherokee County and part of the larger Tyler-Jacksonville Combined Area. Jacksonville is located in an area of rolling hills in East Texas. Jacksonville is known as the tomato capital of the world.

13: KING WOOD COLLEGE | K | Kingwood College is a community college, located in Kingwood, Texas. In addition to the standard two-year degrees, the college offers a number of specializing training programs including teaching, nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory care, occupational therapy and computing programs. The college serves approximately 6,500 credited students and 3,000 noncredited students each semester. It offers a wide selection of life enrichment and continuing education classes in addition to the education programs. | University

14: CADDO LAKE | L | WATER | This lake was the only natural lake in Texas until it was dammed in the early 1900's for flood control in 1914. A new dam replaced the old one in 1971. Scientists believe the lake formed when floodwaters, blocked by massive log jams on the Red River, backed up, creating the lake. The park's original improvements were made by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). There is a CCC pavilion and remnants of original picnic sites and a latrine along the trails.

15: Mile Canyon | M | Landforms | Mile Canyon is a natural slot canyon near Langtry, Texas. The canyon is primarily known for for Bonfire Shelter, Kelly Cave, Eagle Cave, and other natural shelters that were used by Native Americans up to 13,500 years ago. Bonfire Shelter features a prehistoric bison jump, where wild herds of bison were driven off the cliff edge by Native American hunters and died below. The jumps occurred as early as 9700 BC and as recently as 800 BC. The canyon was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 970 AD.

16: N | New Braunfels | Immigrants from Germany founded New Braunfels, Texas in 1845. The population there is 47,168 people. The city is located in Central Texas. New Braunfels is a very exciting city where you can tube in the Comal River, dine with friends or enjoy a relaxing walk. Many of the historical places there are now being used as inns, and bed and breakfasts. | City

17: O | Odessa | Odessa was founded in 1881 when the pacific railroad was built, and people started to immigrate there. It is located in West Texas where the average temperature is 63 degrees. There are around 90,943 people living in Odessa. It's sister city, Midland, is only a few minutes away. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush grew up in Odessa. | City

18: P | The Pacos River | Water | The Pecos River in Texas flows straight through the Big Bend Country. The river has a lot of rapids and can be dangerous to inexperienced paddlers and white water rafters. The first known people to settle in that area were the Pueblo Indians. The Pecos River flows into the Rio Grande where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Back then, people used to call the Pecos River the "Dirty River" because it was so hard to cross.

19: QUITMAN LAKE | Q | Quitman Lake is located on the Sabine River in the town of Quitman, Texas. A popular activity is fishing for the Largemouth Bass. Surrounding the lake are many tall trees where the wildlife lives. The lake is about 25 feet in depth and the surface area is about 818 acres. There is only a population of around 8,223 people. | Water

20: RED RIVER | water | The Red River runs along the borderline of Texas, separating us from Oklahoma. The average temperature during the day is 75 degrees. Red clay under the water is what gives it its color. Along the river are many bears that love the fish and other foods that even humans carry with them. The river town was booming with people and jobs in the early 1920s. Now, it is a fun place for people to visit and hike with family. | R

21: S | Sam Housten Memoral | Historical | The Sam Houston Memorial was built in Huntsville, Texas next to Sam Houston State University. It is 20 acres long with a beautiful outdoor area. Some things featured in the museum are the Walker Education Center, the Woodland Home of Sam Houston, Houston's law office, and the Steamboat house where he died. People love to visit and see all the artifacts from back in 1936 about this wonderful person.

22: T | Texas Christian University | College | The Texas State University was founded in 1873. There are around 1,825 employees. The school colors are purple and white and the mascot is the horned frog. Their mission is ''To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community''.Students can choose from 100 undergraduate areas of study and participate in innovative programs such as entrepreneurship and nurse anesthesia, and take part in service learning.

23: U | The University of Texas | college | The University of Texas was founded in 1883. UT is one of the most respected colleges in the nation. There are students from every state and around 100 different countries. UT's colors are white and burnt orange. The mascot is the Texas longhorn, Bevo. People enjoy the exciting campus area and being close to their friends

24: V | Vally Race Park | Recreational | Valley Race Park is located in Harlingen, Texas. There, they race horses and greyhounds. The park is 80 acres and the stands hold around 6,000 fans. Children under 12 get in free and adults pay $2.00 per ticket. Owned by Houston-based Maxxam Corporation, Race Park offers many jobs to people around the city. Valley Race Park is a beautiful place to enjoy and excite your self.

25: Waco | W | City | Waco, Texas is located in McLennan County. There are 126,217 people living there today. The Brazos and the Bosque River are the two rivers that flow through Waco. In the late 1800s Waco became a "cotton palace" because of the Brazos River's soil. Dr. Pepper was first invented in Waco and the Texas Rangers were the first state law organization.

26: X | XIT Historical Museum | Historical | The XIT Museum in Texas contains exhibits on the XIT Ranch and ranching equipment, wagons and several period rooms including a wedding Chapel. The museum is located in the Texas Panhandle in the city Dalhart, Texas. In the 1880s the museum was the largest range in the world under fence. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am. to 5 pm. The museum is 30 miles and an irregular strip of land.

27: Y | York Town Historical Museum | Historical | Yorktown Historical Museum was founded in 1996 in the town of Yorktown, Texas. The Yorktown Museum first occupied two small rooms in the Davenport House. Later, in 1970 moved their location to the Fowler House. The museum loves having schools, boy scouts and other groups visit them. They sell historical artifacts in a small store near the entrance for souvenirs.

28: Z | Zilker Park is located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 1918. It is considered ''Austins most loved park''. Next to the park is Town Lake where you can enjoy the water. There is a exciting train that circles the park and there is a refreshing ice cream shop at the end. People enjoy visiting with family and enjoying picnics with friends. Zilker is 351 acres of fun and filled with happy people. | Zilker Park | Recreational

29: | | Citations

30: Key; | Cities: Purple 1 Recreational: Orange Historical: Blue Universities: Pink Landforms: Green Water: Red | Amarilo Mt. Bonnel Austin (Capitol) Dallas Zoo Enchanted Rock Frank Phillips College Guadeloupe Peak Honey Creek State Park Inks Lake State Park Jackson Ville Kingwood College Caddo Lake Mile Canyon | New Braunfels Odessa Pacos River Quitman Lake Red River Sam Houston Memorial Texas Christian University University of Texas Valley Race Park Waco XIT Historical Museum York Town Historical Museum Zilker Park

31: Z | A | B | D | E | C | F | H | G | J | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y

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