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  1. 1. Seal of Houston, Texas Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate, it had a population of more than 2 million. The city covers more than 600 square miles (1,600 km) Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after General Sam Houston, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in Houston's population. In the 20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. H o u s t o n b y A r t h u r , M u s ic b y D e a n M a r t in - G o in g
  2. 2. Sam Houston
  3. 3. Houston, Downtown
  4. 4. Wortham Fountain at Tranquility Park
  5. 5. Our house on Ludington Drive
  6. 6. Satellite image of Houston, Texas
  7. 7. Houston, City Hall
  8. 8. Metrorail
  9. 9. I-10 and I-45 near Downtown
  10. 10. Texas Medical Center
  11. 11. Lovett Hall - Rice University
  12. 12. Wortham Center -Theater District
  13. 13. Port of Houston
  14. 14. The space shuttle, atop its Boeing 747 SCA, flying over Johnson Space Center
  15. 15. Downtown skyline
  16. 16. The Water Wall, near the Galleria
  17. 17. Houston from Interstate
  18. 18. Sam Houston Park
  19. 19. The view from my window 1995-2001
  20. 20. Houston Rodeo
  21. 21. Gotta love the flags