Scenic USA - Texas
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Ron McEwan
Far to the west in Big Bend Country lies the only true wilderness in Texas. Dedicated in 1962, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park contains an unusual mix of plants and animal life. Forests of pine, aspens and maples create a stark contrast to the thick blanket of sands, mineral salts and desert plantlife. The park preserves one of the rare examples of an ancient fossilized reef. Once a seabed 250 million years ago, the reef gives geologists and scientists a look at sea creatures of the Permian Age.
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