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Mountains and Basins Region
Transcript of Mountains and Basins Region
3 Major Cities
Fort Stockton Historic Site
The University of Texas El Paso
The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) is in El Paso, and is also a outlet of the University of Texas. UTEP’s mascot is the Minors. The school opened in 1914. There are 23,000 students currently enrolling.
Big Bend National Park Attraction
Guadalupe Mountain Attraction
The Guadalupe Mountains is the largest mountain range in Texas, it is located in the far west. It was established in 1972. The Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas at (8,751 ft). The mountain range is forty miles long. The main attraction in the Guadalupe Mountains are its two dramatic canyons, particularly the flowered and forested McKittrick Canyon.
Western Refining Incorporation
Western Refining is in the industry of oil refining, and had a revenue of $9.5 billion in the year of 2012. Western Refining operates two refineries — one located in the far west Texas city of El Paso and the other near Gallup in the Four Corners region of northwest New Mexico — which have a combined total throughput capacity of 151,000 barrels per day and are staffed by over 500 highly skilled people.
4th largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States
Relies on energy and agriculture as the base for its expanding economy which includes the state’s largest winery, wind farms, tourism,and distribution.
Lies along the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Population of 8,384 and an elevation of 3,000 feet
Population of 5,972 peopl
Sul Ross State University and the Museum of the Big Bend
Camp Stockton was named for Commodore Robert Field Stockton, a naval officer who killed himself during the Mexican War. This first site was southwest of the present location, near the present Courthouse.
The post protected travelers and settlers on the numerous roads and trails that made use of the abundant water supply of Comanche Springs. It was here that these trails crossed the Comanche War Trail.
The US Army withdrew from Texas during the Civil War and abandoned Camp Stockton in 1861. State troops briefly occupied the site until they too, withdrew. By the end of the war little remained of this first post. In 1867, Colonel Edward Hatch, Commander of the 9th Cavalry, re-established The fort consisted of about 35 buildings. Two of them were built of limestone and the rest were built of adobe. Of the original buildings, only four remain: the Guardhouse and three of the eight Officers' Quarters.
This is a Refinery in El Paso
Monahans Sandhills State Park
The general terrain is heavy sand, with brush and a few mesquite trees. This park has an 800 acres with no marked trails. Activities include camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, which overlook
Hueco Tanks State Park
For thousands of years, people have trekked to these rock hills in far west Texas. In earlier times, they came for the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or huecos (“whey-coes”). Visitors today are amazed by the imagery left by those ancient people. At Hueco Tanks, you can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery.
Rio Grande and the Pecos Rivers
the Rio Grande is located on the border of Texas separating Texas from Mexico. The Pecos River is the dividing point of the Mountain and Basin Region, and runs through the cities of Pecos, Reeves, Terrell.
Rivers and State Parks
Rio Grande and Pecos River
Big Bend National Park is located in the southwestern part of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border. Big Bend was created as a national park in June of 1935, keeping the largest tracts of Chihuahuan. The park is made up of 1,252 square miles of land, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island. Within Big Bend National Park are numerous geographical fetchers. These include the vegetation belts along the Rio Grande, the sparseness of the Chihuahuan Desert, the peaks of the Chisos Mountains, and the limestone outcrops of Persimmon Gap and Boquillas Canyon. Big Bend National Park offers plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. The park boasts 150 miles of hiking trails through mountainous desert terrain and along rivers. Visitors are drawn to geological fetchers that date back millions of years, and also 1,200 species of plants and 450 species of birds.
This is a picture of the Big Bend National Park
The Mountains and Basins Region of Texas has lots of desert land, which almost makes it a complete opposite from the Gulf Coastal Plains. While the Gulf Coastal Plains has humid and moist coast lines, this region of Texas has dry and desert filled land. This region gets less that 8 inches of rainfall each year, making the Mountain and Basin Region the driest region in Texas. The mountains can get up to 20 inches of rainfall every year because of the elevation. In this region the days are hot, but the nights are cold. This climate helps grow desert plants, which would include Cactus, Yucca, Creosote, Small Shrubs, and some Pine Forest. The population of the Mountain and Basin Region is around 2,305,600.
Climate and Population
The mountain ranges in the Mountains and Basins section of Texas are made up of more than 150 mountains. Plateaus, basins and deserts make up the area’s other geographical features, which include the Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande. The Mountains and Basins region covers more than 41,000 square miles and is the windiest and driest part of the state.
Welcome to the Mountains and Basins Region of Texas
Plants in this region have to survive with very little water.
Agave, cactus, short grass, shrubs and other beautuful flowers!
Ms Duran visits El Paso
I was born in El Paso and lived there until I was in 6th grade. My dad and family still live there!