1Alison Gabriel, Dyala Ashfour, Raelynn Robinson, Gage Lado North Central PlainsAlison Gabriel, Dyala Ashfour,Raelynn Robinson, Gage Lado
2San Angelo is the home of ASU Abilene is an important oil service and marketing center. Home to Harden University . Simon University, and McCurry UniversityThe Falls of the Wichita River
3North Central PlainsThe north central plains originally started in Canada and it extends down all the way before ending in Texas.The north central plains are much higher in elevation then the coastal PlainsIt receives less rain fall then the eastThere are many large cattle farmsThere is a small populationThe north central plains can be divided into three different geographic subsection, these three areas are called the Cross Timbers, the Grand Prairie, and the Rolling PlainsFort Worth, a place in the rolling plains is also a very good manufacturing place for computers, airplanes, and clothing.Other cities in the region are Abilene, San Angelo, which are also marketing areas that produce wool and mohair.
4Rolling PlainsThe Rolling Plains is the largest geographical section of the North Central Plains. The Rolling Plains are sometimes called the lower plains, because of the higher Greater Plains. It has many cattle ranches and sheep and goats are found here.To the east, grain sorghum, and wheat are grown. Pecans and Peaches are also grown in the Rolling Plains. Texas is one of the leading producers of Peaches. It is also the largest wool producing market in the US.
5Rolling Plains State Parks Abilene State ParkBig Spring State ParkCaprock Canyons State ParkCopper Breaks State ParkFort Griffin State Park and Historic SiteFort Richardson State Park, Historic Site, and Lost Creek Reservoir State TrailwayLake Arrowhead State ParkLake Brownwood State ParkLake Colorado State ParkPalo Duro Canyon State ParkPossum Kingdom State ParkSan Angelo State Park
6Geography of Rolling Plains The rolling plains stretches fir about 300 milesThe setting of the rolling plains is slightly rollingThere are distinct hills, mesas, buttes, and small flat-topped hillsA large part of the rolling plains is Wichita FallsAbilene is an important part in the south central part of the oil services and marketing centerCap rock Canyon is the state’s third largest park and has part of the Caprock escarpment, it is in the Rolling PlainsNative grasses hairy grama (Bouteloua hirsuta), three-awns and woody species such as mesquite, lotebush, and red-berry juniper
7Rolling PlainsThe Rolling Plains is the largest geographical section in the North Central Plains. it is occasionally called the lower plains because the Great Plains are higher and they are to the westAbilene ,which is in the south central section of the Rolling Plains, is significant oil services and marketing. specially crops are peaches and pecans. It is a major agribusiness or commercial farming. Largest wool- product market in USA
8Grand PrairieIn this subsection agriculture is the most important economic activity.One of the most popular cities in this subsection is the Metroplex of Fort Worth and Dallas. Fort Worth is an important financial center. It has large scale aircraft manufacturers. Which bring in employs from all across the state.The city refers to itself as, “Where the west began,” because they operate grain elevators, feed mills, and other business to provide for the agricultural needs of people living farther west.Fort Worth Dallas -
9Geography of Grand Prairie Grand Prairie is also a big part of the north central plainsThere’s limestone in the soilThe largest cities are fort worth and DallasFort worth is also an important financial areaThere is one of the nation’s largest military installationsTwo other communities are Killen and Copperas CoveThere’s a lot of cattle and there’s a lot of crop like wheat, peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton
10Grand PrairieGrand prairie is one of the smallest sections but it has some of the biggest cities like Fort Worth and Dallas. The Metroplex is a 20 county area.Fort Worth has a large-scale aircraft manufactureDallas has a big trade center
11Cross Timbers Cross timber is 26,000 square miles The area has change significantly in the last 150 yearsEarly travelers through north Texas coined the name "Cross Timbers" by their repeated crossings of these timbered areas that proved to be a barrier to their travel on the open prairies to the east and west
12Geography of Cross Timbers The cross timbers in a long strip of forests.The soil is more fertile. Some trees that grow there are post oak, blackjack oaks, hickories, pecans, and elmsCross timbers oaks are used firewood, railroad ties and poles, but most importantly is that they use the timber belt for preserving water.Cotton and corn is grown also dairy and raising livestockThe area is also good for truck farmingThe timber prevents rain water from immediately running off the surface and causes much of it to soak into sand that supplies artesian water for hundreds of wells to the east and south of the Cross Timbers.
13Cross TimbersIs made up of several important cities for instance Arlington, Denton, and BrownwoodIt is mostly agriculture, but coal mining is important also.There are many different animals in the cross timberscollages in cross timbers are TWU and University of North Texas
14Fort HoodFort Hood is located between Austin and Waco. Its near Killeen. It was est. in 1942 and named after Confederate Gen. John Hood. It’s one of the largest installations.
16Extra info Animals are antelopes wild boars buffalo Plants- Indian Paintbrush red yucca Blue Bonnet Lindheimer's Muhly(state flower)
17Extra Extra Info The average precipitation is 28cm Population of Dallas and Fort Worth is 6,538,850Texas’ main fruit crop is peachesState crops are cotton and sorgum
18Quiz What are 3 crops grown in the Rolling Plains? What is the Rolling Plains sometimes called?What does the city of Fort Worth refer to itself as?How big is the Cross Timbers?Fort Hood is located between what two cities?
19Answers Sorghum, Pecans, and Peaches Lower Plains “Where the West began”26,000 square milesAustin and Waco
20Sources http://texashistoryteacher.ning.com/ Texas And Texans text bookm1l3/resources/1839.htmlClip artrmr24/image/