Geographical description of the state of Texas
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Geographical description of the state of Texas also, of that part of the west coast of North America, which includes Oregon, and Upper California.

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Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Oregon question.,
  • Texas -- Description and travel.,
  • California -- Description and travel.,
  • Oregon -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Library Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1981.

SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 16690
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (38 fr.)
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22013639M
ISBN 100665166907

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The official state flag of Texas, called the Lone Star Flag, was adopted in when Texas became the 28th state of the United States. The colors represent bravery (red), purity (white), and loyalty (blue). The large white star was first used on Texas flags in the 's during the battles between Texas and Mexico. Texas is known as the "Lone Star State" because it was once an independent republic. The state's flag features a lone star to signify this as well as its fight for independence from Mexico. The state constitution of Texas was adopted in Texas is mostly sedimentary rocks, with East Texas underlain by a Cretaceous and younger sequence of sediments, the trace of ancient shorelines east and south . Texas Geography Along the Gulf of Mexico coastline the land is flat where bayous, bays, islands and saltwater marshes dominate the landscape. From there the land gently rises (central and west) into the rolling hills of the Edwards Plateau, commonly referred to as the Texas Hill Country.

Geography of the 50 States For state geographic information, click on the state name or state icon. NOTE: State Graphics are not to scale. The Geography of Texas Total Size: , sq. miles (source: Census) Geographical Low Point: Gulf of Mexico at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey). The geography of Texas is diverse. Covering , square miles, Texas has mountains, marshes, rivers, swamps, plains and plateaus. From forests to deserts, you'll find a variety of landforms in this state. But there are seven main Texas landform types that you need to know. The Handbook of Texas defines the southern border of Swisher County as the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region. Its land area is 25, sq mi (66, km 2), or nearly 10% of the state's total. The Texas Panhandle is slightly larger in size than the US state of West High Plains.