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The Insides of Texas

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FC: Inside and Out of Texas

1: Texas History A-Z Shayde Trammell Soloman Lewis Coach Kee 7th period

2: Table of Contents 1.Alamo 2.Bastrop 3.Canyon of the Eagles 4.Dallas 5.Enchanted Rock 6.Frisco 7.Guadalupe River 8.Hill Country Wildlife Museum 9.Irving 10.Johnson City Space Center 11.Kerville Square Museum 12.Lake Austin 13.Mount Bonnell 14.National Wildlife Refuge 15.Old Fort Parker 16.Palo Duro Canyon

3: Table of Contents 17.Quantana Beach County Park 18.Rice University 19.SMU University 20.Texas Tech University 21.University of Texas 22.Volente Beach 23.Waco 24.XIT Historical Museum 25.Yorktown 26.Z Bar Ranch

4: Alamo Historical The Alamo was surrendered by General Martin Perfecto de cos in the battle for the Alamo. In 1744 the sanctuary was built by the Spanish Empire, it had a church, a school, and some homes. It was used mainly for education for native people. The Alamo was originally called the San Antonio de Valero mission but was changed. Many improvements were made to the sanctuary from gathered parts collected from a church before the battle of the Alamo.

5: Bastrop City Austin allowed 100 families to adjacent area earlier in mexican contracts. The town was placed along conventional mexican border. In 1837 a town was incorperated under the laws of Texas. The center of the town overlooks the Lost Pines Forest. Bastrop started supplying Austin with timber in 1839.

6: Canyon of The Eagles Landform Canyon of the eagles was designed and built in corperation with the Austin Astronomical Society. It has miles of hiking trails and sandy beaches. It is 900 acre joint nature park with 64 room lodge and a conference center. It has tours of the river and a Cruise. It has sites to hook up your RV's, 25 camping facilities, and 25 overnight sites.

7: Dallas City In 1963, president john F. Kennedy was assinated in downtown Dallas. In 1930, C.M. Joiner struck oil 100 miles east od Dallas. With the discovery the east Texas oil field was developed. Although Dallas County never had a working oil well, it's region role as a financial and technical center was a extreme help in the states drilling industry. In 1965, Fort Worth and Dallas agreed on opening a giant Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

8: Enchanted Rock Landform Enchanted Rock is full of oak savanna and surrounded by granite hills. the granite dome rises over 300 feet from the top to bottom. In 1850 Enchanted rock was named. It was painted by an artist back in the pioneer years. A man named Jack Hays a Texas Ranger had a fight on the top of Enchanted rock.

9: Frisco City Frisco was created when some settlers from Dallas traveled down the old Shawnee trail. Later in 1902, one of the St. Louis -San Francisco railway lines were built in Frisco. The community got built around the tracks. Several people moved there homes on logs to the town. In 1904, the residents moved to Frico city in honor of the railroad.

10: Guadalupe river Water The Guadalupe River was one of the first rivers explored in Texas. It was named by a Spanish explorer Alonzo de Leon. Domingo Teran de los Rios, the Spanish governor maintained a colony on the river. The banks formed a boundary from the Power-Hewitson Irish Colony. Near the mouth of the river, historic Victoria was found.

11: History Museum Historical Importance The Bob Bullock Texas history museum in Austin, TX is a 3 floor museum of interactive exhibits. It holds Austin's only IMAX Theater. The driving force behind the creation of the Texas State History Museum was former Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. The museum also stands on the Texas campus. A thirty-five foot tall Bronze Star along with the Texas United States Spanish and French flags stand in front of the museum.

12: Irving City The area around what is now Irving was first settled in the 1950's. the founders J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown. they decided it was an ideal site for town and bought 80 acres in 1902. the town was founded in 1903 and was incorporated on April 14, 1914. Otis Brown was the first mayor of the town.

13: Johnson City Space Center Recreational The Johnson city space center is the center of human spaceflight training. The center consists of more than a hundred building on 1,620 acres.The center was originally known as the Manned Space Center but grew out and was soon called NASA.In 1973 the University of Rice donated land for a new facility.February 19, 1973, the center was renamed in honor of the late U.S. president and Texas native,Lyndon B. Johnson.

14: Kerville City In the 2000 census the population was 20,425.The city of Kerrville was named after James Kerr.The city of Kerrville is known for being nestled in the hills of the Texas Hill Country. Kerrville is also known for it's parks by the Guadalupe River. The city of Kerrville holds the Museum of Western Art.

15: Lake Austin Water Lake Austin is a 1600 acre lake formed by Tom Miller Dam on the Colorado River. The lake stays at a contact level with an operating level of 492.8 feet above sea level. The primary inflow to Lake Austin comes from deep water released from Lake Travis. Lake Austin is used for public and private drinking water, flood and irrigation water conveyance, hydropower generation, as well as recreation. Clear, clean water and proximity to the City of Austin makes this lake a popular recreation destination for water skiing, fishing and swimming.

16: Mount Bonnell Landform Mount Bonnell is a prominent point alongside Lake Austin. The mount provides a vistas for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. Mount Bonnell is generally believed to have been named after early Texas newspaperman publisher George W. Bonnell. Legend says that Mount Bonnell was once called Antoinnetts's Leap.

17: National Wildlife Refuge recreational The national wildlife refuge is a 59,000 acre refuge. It holds one of the North America's tallest birds.It is on top of the blackjack penisula were there are grasslands and redbay thicks cover and deep sandy soils.It is also know as the Aransas wildlife refuge.The refuge shares it's name with the Aransas harbor.

18: Old Fort Parker Historical | Old Fort Parker State Historical Park is a reconstructed fort form the pioneer years.The Parkers and the other members of their church came from Crawford county.Daniel Parker a theologian had gain permission to settle in Texas. In 1833 in ox drawn wagons, the Parkers and others left Illinois to travel to Texas. In 1833 Elder John Parker and his three sons started clearing land.

19: Palo Duro Canyon Landform The Palo Duro canyon is a system of the Caprock Escarpment.It is the second largest canyon in the United States.It is 193 km long and has a 10 km long gap. Most of the time, its depth is about 250 meters and can get to 350 meters sometime. The canyon has several caves and hoodoos.

20: Quintana Beach County Park Recreational Quintana Beach County Park is a 51 acre park located in the upper gulf coast.The park has self contained cabins,tent camping,restrooms and showers.natural attraction include bird watching and many more.it also contains fort bates made from 1862.it also contains Freeport Harbor Defense from 1942.

21: Rice University Universities The University of Rice started the first day of school in 1912.It was named after the born businessman William Marsh Rice who was murder by his valet.Charlie Jones the valet that convinced his lawyer to make a fake will so he could collect Mr. Rice's millions. The institute opened for the very first time sept 23 1912.Edgar Odell Lovett was appointed first president of Rice.

22: Southern Methodist University Universities Southern Methodist University is based in Dallas Tx.It was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church. SMU lets 6,000 graduates 11,000 undergraduates in every year. class were originally planed to open classes in 1913 but was postponed 1915.

23: Texas Tech University The Texas Tech University is in Lubbock Tx.it was opened in February 10 1923.It is 1,839 acres and and is the second countess campus in the United States.It is the only campus to host a undergraduate intuition law school and medicine school at the same place.It offers 150 classes and host sixty research centers.

24: University of Texas(UT) University The University of Texas at Austin named one of the original eight public ivy institutions and was inducted into the Universities in 1929. UT Austin student athletes compete as the Texas Longhorns. in 1881, Austin was chosen as a site of a main university, and another town named Galveston was designated the location of the medical apartment.

25: Volente Beach water Volente beach has gotten a facelift and a new name. It also has pools for children and an adult only pools with a swim up tiki bar. It also has it's own sandy beach and it's own 3 volleyball courts. Boat and wave runners are available for rental.

26: Waco City The town is based of the Brazos river. It was named after a Wichita Native American group known as Waco.Waco was founded in 1849.In 1824 a man named Thomas M Duke explored the area and reported it to Steven Austin. They have an spring almost as cold as ice .

27: XIT Ranch Historical Importance In the 1880s, the XIT Ranch was the largest fenced in range in the world. It was located in the Texas Panhandle. It contained nearly three million acres that sprawled from what is now Lubbock,Texas, northward to the Oklahoma Panhandle. The ranch's territory was roughly 30 miles wide, and covered parts of ten counties. It was once home to over 150,000 head of cattle.

28: Yorktown City Yorktown was founded in 1848 on the banks of the Coleto Creek. Located in Dewitt County, it is one of the oldest communities in the state. It is known as the Wildflower capital of Texas. It is nationally known for it's Western Days-Ziegfest.

29: Z Bar Ranch Recreational The Z Bar Ranch is located in McColluch County near Brady, Texas. It was long considered to be the geographical center of Texas. The Z Bar Ranch is an 8,000 acre ranch started in the early 1920s. It has been a working cattle ranch for more than ninety years. Today, the ranch is mostly used for hunting wild game, such as white tailed deer and wild turkeys.

31: Colors of Dots Key Blue = water Red = cities Purple = recreational Green = landforms Yellow = universities Orange = historical importance

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