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The Great Plains Region. The Land. Three parts llano basin Edwards plateau H igh plains Extends North in straight line to Canada High, flat grassland Texas hill country located here. Produce. Resources- natural gas (helium), rich soils, and petroleum

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The great plains region

The Great Plains Region


The land

The Land

  • Three parts

    • llano basin

    • Edwards plateau

    • High plains

  • Extends North in straight line to Canada

  • High, flat grassland

  • Texas hill country located here


Produce

Produce

  • Resources- natural gas (helium), rich soils, and petroleum

  • Farmers- underground water, state’s top producer of wheat, cotton and sorghum

  • Cattle ranching important

  • Half of world’s mohair (hair of angora goats) is found here

  • Oil in Permian Basin


Major cities

Major Cities

  • Amarillo

    • Thennear new railroad but become booming cattle market

    • Amarillo means yellow

      • After yellow colored soil & wildflowers

  • Lubbock

    • Then the hub of the plains grew after the Santa Fe railroad built its line through this town

  • Midland and Odessa

    • Known for large oil and gas industries


Landmarks

Landmarks

  • Palo Duro Canyon

    • Second largest canyon after the grand canyon

    • 100 miles long and 6 miles wide

  • Caprock Escarpment

    • Steep slops or cliffs that separates the Great Plains from the Central Plains


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