Southwest Region

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GRIZELLE
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Southwest Region
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2010-10-07 23:15:51
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  1. The Southwest Region of the United States:
    Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico
  2. Our first stop is Arizona.
    Capital: Phoenix
  3. Arizona
    • Arizona is known as the GRAND CANYON STATE.
    • It is located in Arizona and stretches all the way to Colorado.
    • The Grand Canyon is 18 miles wide.
    • At average the Canyon is 5,000 ft deep.
    • The Grand Canyon is 227 miles long.
    • A trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on foot is a 2 day trip!
  4. Our next stop is Texas.
    *Capital: Austin
  5. Texas
    • Texas is known as “The Lone Star State”
    • It is the 2nd largest U.S. state by BOTH area and population!
  6. San Antonio, Texas
    • The Alamo is one of the most well known monuments in the state of Texas.
    • It was built in 1744 and was used as a Missionary (to teach religion to the Native Americans) and as a Military Fortress.
  7. Our next stop is Oklahoma.
    *Capital: Oklahoma City
  8. Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma has the most tornadoes in the U.S.
    • If you play catch in the streets of Bartlesville, you’re breaking the law.
    • It is against the law to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.
    • It is against the law to spit on a sidewalk.
    • In Tulsa you may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
  9. Our last stop is New Mexico.
    *Capital: Santa Fe
  10. New Mexico
    • Albuquerque hosts the world’s largest Hot Air Balloon Festival the first weekend in October.
    • The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe is the oldest government building in the nation.

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