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Tx history-ch-3.5
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  • 1. Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 5: Intermountain Basins & Plateaus
  • 2. The Central Plains
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  • 5. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Dominates the far West Texas landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Landforms: mountains, plateaus, canyons, and basins </li></ul>
  • 6. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Basin —lowland surrounded by higher land </li></ul>
  • 7. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Point: canyon along Rio Grande that sits at 1700 ft above sea level </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Davis Mountains: Several peaks over 7000 ft </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Hot summers, cold winters </li></ul><ul><li>Always dry—less than 9 in rain/year </li></ul><ul><li>Desert grasses, shrubs, mesquite trees, and cacti </li></ul>
  • 11. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Ranches must be large because the desert landscape offers few food resources for livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation used—alfalfa, cotton, pecan, vegetables </li></ul>
  • 12. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Economy boosted by tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism —business of attracting visitors to a region or place </li></ul>
  • 13. Texas National Parks <ul><li>Big Bend N.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Guadalupe Mountain N.P. </li></ul>
  • 14. Big Bend National Park
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  • 19. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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  • 23. Guadalupe Peak Pictures <ul><li>Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak </li></ul>
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