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    TX History Ch 3.4 TX History Ch 3.4 Presentation Transcript

    • Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 4: The Great Plains
    • The Central Plains
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      • High
      • Plains
    • High Plains
      • High plains cover most of the Texas Panhandle
      • High Plains are higher than the Central Plains
    • High Plains
      • Caprock —hard bed of rock beneath the soil of the High Plains
      • Erosion of the rock has created cliffs called Escarpments
    • High Plains Palo Duro Canyon
    • High Plains
      • The High Plains receives little regular rainfall
      • Rich grass lands attracted ranchers
      • Grasslands farmed with irrigation—wheat and cotton raised
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    • High Plains
      • Cities
        • Lubbock & Amarillo—meat processing
        • Midland & Odessa—oil production
      • Edwards Plateau
    • Edwards Plateau
      • The Balcones Escarpment separates the Edwards Plateau from the Gulf Coastal Plain .
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    • Edwards Plateau
      • Fault —break in the earth’s crust
      • Fault line extends through San Antonio & Austin
    • Edwards Plateau
      • Deep hard layer of limestone below the soil
      • Erosion has cut into limestone causing a rocky landscape
    • Edwards Plateau
      • Ranchers have adapted to the environment in rocky areas by raising sheep and goats.
    • Edwards Plateau
      • Cities
        • Austin: largest city on the Edwards Plateau
        • Del Rio
        • San Angelo