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FC: Journey Around Texas | By Trey and Barrett

1: Trey Gillingwater And Barrett Chambers Coach Kee 8th Perod Dedicated to Coach Kee

2: Table Of Contents | P.4-A-Texas State Aquarium P.5-B-Big Bend National Park P.6-C-Corpus Christi P.7-D-Delaware Mountains P.8-E-Edwards Auquifer P.9-F-Fort McKavett P.10-G-Guadalupe Peak P.11-H-University of Houston P.12-I-Pelican Island P.13-J-Johnson Space Center P.14- K-Kingsville P.15-L-University of Texas Longhorns P.16-M-Santiago Mountains P.17-N-Nueces River P.18-O-Odessa P.19-P-Pecos River P.20-Q-Quitman P.21-R-Red River P.22-S-San Jacinto Monument P.23-T-Texas Christian Academy(TCU) P.24-U-University of Texas at El Paso(UTEP) P.25-V-Vernon College P.26-W-Watson Mason Ranch P.27-X-XIT Ranch P.28-Y-Yorktown P.29-Z-Zilker Park

4: The Texas State Aquarium is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1985 the Texas State Legislature named it the "Official Aquarium of Texas". Its name was eventually changed to Texas State Aquarium Association(TSAA). Soon after it was given a permit to be a rehabilitation center for animals. It has a great variety of underwater creatures. | A Recreation

5: B Historical Importance Big Bend National Park is a 801,163 acre park, located along the Rio Grande. Native Americans first inhabited it a long time ago. Over 1,00 plant species are known to be in Big Bend National Park as well as a variety of animals. It was officially founded in 1944. It has over 150 miles of hiking trails and is the perfect place to hike if you want a lot of great scenery.

6: C City | C City Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated population of 277,454, is the 8th largest city in Texas. In 2003 and 2004 it was named the "Birdiest City" because it had more individual species than any other city. Corpus Christi has over 113 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. The Port in Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States. It is only 25 minutes from Padre Island. Corpus Christi is also full of tourists.

7: D Landform The Delaware Mountains are located in Culberson County in Texas. These mountains rise up to 5,210 feet above sea level. The nearest city to these mountains is Salt Flat, Texas. The Delaware Mountains Wind Farm provides power to the city of Austin, Texas. This wind farm was established in 1995.

8: C City | E Water Edwards Aquifer is a groundwater system that supplies water to several cities in Texas. There are lots of debates about who owns the aquifer. San Antonio, Texas produces most of its water supply from Edwards Aquifer. By law, the water is now limited. As San Antonio continues to grow, alternatives for water sources are still trying to be found.

9: F Historical Importance Fort McKavett, Texas is located along the San Saba River. It was a Spanish military settlement in 1856. Colonel Freeman found it in 1853 with 46 men. The building burned down in the mid 19th century, but the commanding officers' quarters still stand in ruins today. Fifteen men patrolled a line from the Nueces River to the Chadbourne River. Fort McKavett will go down in the history of Texas forever.

10: G Landform Guadalupe Peak is located south of New Mexico. It is the highest peak in Texas, rising to a height of 8,749 feet. It was formed millions of years ago. There is a 4.2 mile trail that crawls down the mountain for hiking. It is known to be one of the most beautiful peaks in Texas. There are beautiful sights to look at as you hike down the mountain.

11: H University The University of Houston is located in Houston, Texas, which is the most populated city in Texas. It was founded in 1927. They educate over 38,700 students per year and award more than 7,000 students a year with a degree. The University has the third largest enrollment in Texas. UH teaches a diverse education in many different fields. People that leave UH go on to have a great career in life.

12: I Landform Pelican Island is located across from the Port of Galveston, Texas. During the civil war they built a fort on the island. The island also protects the ship channel. The island is used for many fish and oysters businesses. Galveston installed a park on it in 1995. Another important thing that the island has, is the University of Texas A&M at Galveston. The school is located on the island.

13: J Historical Importance Johnson Space center is located in Houston. This is a big tourist attraction because it has things such as a flight simulator. It is also a fun place because you can learn all about the astronauts that went up in space. It is also where communication is between the astronauts and the people running the mission, or Mission Control. There are several camps you can attend here to learn about being an astronaut.

14: K City Kingsville, Texas is located just west of the Gulf of Mexico. It is famous for being the birthplace of the American ranching industry. The city is named after Captain Richard E. King, who purchased the land in 1853. The King Ranch has over 60,000 cattle and 300 quarter horses. Kingsville is also famous for its birdwatching because of its 450 different species of birds. An attraction here is the King Ranch Museum which tells a lot about Kingsville's past.

15: L University The University of Texas is located in Austin, Texas. The mascot of the Longhorns is a longhorn named BEVO. Right now they are on BEVO 14 . There are about 12,000 degrees awarded a year and about 51,000 students are enrolled. The football program has won 4 national championships and they are ranked 2nd overall in all time victories among the entire NCAA. The president is Bill Powers and the athletic director is DeLoss Dodds. The school was founded in 1883.

16: M Landform The Santiago Mountains are located in Brewster County in Texas. The mountains rise to a height of 4,446 feet above sea level. They have a very narrow width that is a little less than a mile. The nearest city is called, Marathon, Texas and it is 24.8 miles away. The highest point in the Santiago Mountains is Santiago Peak. This mountain climbs to a height of 6,524 feet.

17: N Water The headwaters of the Nueces River rise from springs in Nueces County and flow 345 miles. It flows through Edwards, Uvalde, Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle, McMullen, Live Oak, San Patricio and Nueces Counties, and then finally, into the Gulf of Mexico. The water is crystal clear and the vegetation along the river varies. You can also raft and camp on the banks of the river with your family for fun. It is located in Southwest Texas.

18: O City Odessa is the largest town and county seat in Ector county. Odessa was founded in 1881 and the population is about 99,130. In Odessa there is very cold weather in the winter. Odessa is located just south of Midland. It is the chief shipping point for livestock and cattle. It is a center for the oil and gas industry.

19: P Water The Pecos river is one of the main tributaries for the Rio Grande. It flows 900 miles from New Mexico, through Texas, and then it pours into the Rio Grande. The river flows southeast creating a border between Loving, Texas and Reeves, Texas. The earliest settlers on the river in the 1800 were the Pecos Pueblo Indians. It is located in East Texas.

20: Q City Quitman, Texas was founded in 1850 and is a pioneer town. The town is named after a former governor of Mississippi, John A. Quitman. He was a very important person during the Mexican war. The Great Depression greatly affected the city. During WWII their oil era was founded and it helped the economy a lot. The 2010 census states that 1,809 people live in Quitman.

21: R Water The Red River is the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The Texas vs. Oklahoma football game is named after this river and it is called the Red River Rivalry. The river is 540 miles long and is about 60 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Due to the red coating of the surface it runs on, the river is a reddish color. This red color gives the river its name.

22: S Historical Importance The San Jacinto Monument is located in La Porte, Texas. It stands 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument, making it the biggest war memorial in the United States. The monument is dedicated to honor the men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. This battle won Texas the war against Mexico, by surprise attacking the Mexican army while they were sleeping. There is also a museum at the base of the monument.

23: T University TCU is located in the DFW metropolitan area. The mascot for TCU is the Horned Frogs. It has one of the best educational programs in Texas. The athletic program excels in sports such as baseball and football. TCU last year won the Rose Bowl and in baseball made it to the College World Series. The academic program is designed to point you in the direction of the career that awaits you.

24: U University The University of Texas at El Paso or UTEP is located in El Paso, Texas. The school is very diverse. In fact, the majority of the students at UTEP are Hispanic. The campus holds over 22,00 students. It started as a small mining school in 1914 and the mascot is a miner. They use over 60 million dollars on research because they want to become one of Texas's national research universities.

25: V University Vernon College is located in Wichita Falls, Texas. Vernon College is a two year junior college. It holds about 3,000 undergrad students. The college has a very rural setting. Dr. Rusty R. Johnston is the president of Vernon College. About 85 athletic scholarships are given each year by the athletic program.

26: W Recreation Waterloo Park is located in Austin, Texas. It is a neighborhood park that has a creek that flows along it called Waller Creek. It has a swimming pool and a fishing pier. Waterloo Park has many different sporting areas. It has all kinds of food, playgrounds and bands. The park is a terrific place for family fun.

27: X Recreation The XIT Ranch is 3 million acres and XIT stands for "Ten in Texas" because of the ten counties it covered. In the 1800's it was known as one of the largest ranches in the world that was surrounded by fence. It is located up in the Texas Panhandle. It covers portions of 10 counties in Texas. At one point the ranch ran over 150,000 cattle. There is a rodeo held every year at this ranch in Dalhart, Texas that is for everyone to enjoy.

28: Y City Yorktown, Texas is located in DeWitt County, and it is the oldest incorporated town. The founder of the town was Captain John York and Charles Eckhardt. Yorktown was established in 1848. The population had reached 2,271 in 2000. John York was killed because he was defending his settlement from people trying to take it.

29: Z Recreation Zilker Park is located in Austin, Texas. It holds many festivities such as Austin City Limits(ACL). Zilker Park is 358 acres long. The park was named in honor of the founder Andrew Jackson Zilker. Zilker Park is also a very popular place due to Barton Springs Pool.

30: CITATIONS http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/info/bigbend/?gclid=CPyH2oaRj6sCFVAi2godwW_ntg http://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/Fun_Facts.cfm http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/detail.asp?fid=2907956 http://www.infinitepower.org/projects.htm http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/ http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/forts/mckavett/post.html http://www.americansouthwest.net/texas/guadalupe_mountains/guadalupe_peak.html http://www.kingsvilletexas.com/index.php/about-kingsville.html http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut http://www.uh.edu/about/uh-glance/ http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/list-mountains.asp?dest=Marathon+TX http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjs13

31: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rnp02 http://www.odessachamber.com/chamber.php http://www.visithoustontexas.com/listing-details?id=23272 http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasRivers/PecosRiver/PecosRiverContents.htm http://universitycommunications.utep.edu/facts/index.html http://www.xitmuseum.com/history.shtml http://www.xit-rodeo.com/index-2.html http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/parkmaps/downloads/waterloo.pdf http://www.yorktowntx.com/history.htm

32: KEY Recreation University Historical Importance Cities Water Landforms | A | B | C | E | D | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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