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Contents How to Use This Book Chapter One ; The Land From mile-high mountains to sandy shores, dry-as-a-bone desert to soggy swamps, Texas has everything from the basic to the bizarre. Chapter Two ; The First Texans From the first time humans set foot on Texas land, native peoples hunted, fished, farmed, and thrived. Chapter Three ; Explorers and Settlements First came the Spanish, but foreign settlers in Texas also include the French and even Americans. Chapter Four ; Growth and Change From an independent country to joining the United States to seceding during the Civil War, Texas has seen its share of changes. Chapter Five ; More Modern Times Texans have had their share of good and bad, from the Great Depression to the Dust Bowl to World War II. Chapter Six ; People Texas chili, Mariachi bands, and Friday night football are only some of the things that keep Texans smiling. Chapter Seven ; Government Learn all about Texas lawmakers and the strange laws the state has on its books. Chapter Eight ; Economy Three products built Texas into an economic empire: cotton, cattle, and oil, yet today's economy also centers on aerospace and electronics. Chapter Nine ; Travel Guide Listen to the whoop of an endangered species, the rattle of some definitely dangerous snakes, or the snort of an unhappy bull at a rodeo; that's Texas. PROJECT ROOM Projects Timeline Glossary Fast Facts Biographical Dictionary Resources Index Author's Tips and Source Notes
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Texas -- Juvenile literature.