24 North Central Plains Rolling grassy lands Thick grasses Cross Timbers area - large areas of hardwood treesLimestone rockHigher elevation because limestone doesn't wear down easilyElevation decreases from west to east
25 Climate:Dry airTornadoesHot, short summer – cool tocold winters20-30 inches of rain per year
26 Natural Resources:LimestoneMineralsStreamsFertile lands for crops
27 Economic Resources:Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oatsRanching - cattle, angora goats (mohair)Cedar trees – fence postsOil and gas
28 Major CitiesFort WorthAbileneWichita FallsSan Angelo
42 WARM UP / BELL RINGER9-3-14To be written in your composition book / spiral …Paragraph #1Where in Texas do you want to visit ? Give at least 3 reasons why …Paragraph #2Where in Texas would you NOT want to visit ? Give at least 3 reasons why …MUST be complete sentences AND your BEST handwriting !!
43 Label these on your map : Four major regions of TexasCities :BrownsvilleEl Paso *******HoustonAustinDallasLubbockSan AntonioRivers:Brazos RiverColorado RiverRio Grande RiverRed RiverNeches RiverSabine River