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The lightning whelk is the official state shell. <ul><li>Lightning whelks reach a length of 2.5 to 16 inches.  </li></ul><...
More wool comes from the  state of Texas  than any other state in the United States. #2 Edwards Plateau in west central Te...
A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. <ul><li>The tree has an estimated age of more than...
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. Also popular are Caddo Lake Park’s unusual cabins,  built in the 1930s. #4
The King Ranch in Texas is almost as large as the state of Rhode Island. <ul><li>It is the largest ranch in the United Sta...
#6
The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world’s largest rose garden. <ul><li>It contains  38,000 rose bushes  representing ...
Amarillo has the world’s largest helium plant. <ul><li>The city was once the self-proclaimed  “He lium Capital of the Worl...
Laredo is the world’s largest inland port. <ul><li>Laredo’s location in South Texas and near the manufacturers in North Me...
Brazoria County  has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America. #10 Brazoria National Wildlife...
Presentation by  Matthew Michael Guillermo Mata  • His dad helped out a little bit
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  1. 2. The lightning whelk is the official state shell. <ul><li>Lightning whelks reach a length of 2.5 to 16 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>The shell is tan or gray shell with narrow, brown “lightning” streaks from the top of the shell to the bottom. Lightning whelks are unusual in that they have a counterclockwise shell spiral. </li></ul>#1
  2. 3. More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States. #2 Edwards Plateau in west central Texas is the top sheep growing area in the country.
  3. 4. A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. <ul><li>The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years. </li></ul><ul><li>It has allegedly been a hanging tree, a pirate’s meeting point, and even a ceremonial site for local Indian tribes. </li></ul>#3
  4. 5. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. Also popular are Caddo Lake Park’s unusual cabins, built in the 1930s. #4
  5. 6. The King Ranch in Texas is almost as large as the state of Rhode Island. <ul><li>It is the largest ranch in the United States with 825,000 acres, and was founded in 1853. </li></ul>#5
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  7. 8. The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world’s largest rose garden. <ul><li>It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden. </li></ul>#7
  8. 9. Amarillo has the world’s largest helium plant. <ul><li>The city was once the self-proclaimed “He lium Capital of the World ” for having one of the country’s most productive helium fields. </li></ul>#8
  9. 10. Laredo is the world’s largest inland port. <ul><li>Laredo’s location in South Texas and near the manufacturers in North Mexico makes it a key city in international trade. </li></ul>#9
  10. 11. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America. #10 Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for more than 300 bird species.
  11. 12. Presentation by Matthew Michael Guillermo Mata • His dad helped out a little bit
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