NINE CULTURAL REGIONS OF TEXAS

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NINE CULTURAL REGIONS OF TEXAS East Texas Gulf Coast South Texas Southwest Texas Hill Country West Texas North Texas Panhandle Central Texas East Texas Social and cultural extension of the “Old South” Basically rural and biracial Segregated socially and economically Dominated by “old money” Migration to urban area Fundamentalist protestants Gulf Coast 1901 discovery of Spindletop near Beaumont Industrial petrochemical and shipping center 2nd and 3rd generation wealth South Texas Earliest area settled by Europeans Developed ranchero culture reminiscent of Spanish institution Creoles- from Spain were economic, social, and political elite Cowboys were the mestizos- mixed blood peoples, who did ranch work Large family owned ranches
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“The Valley” is the Rio Grande Valley, is semitropical and now producer of veggie and citrus products, includes “Winter Garden” by Crystal City Economy is closely tied to Mexico’s Maquiladoras- a system of twin US/Mexico manufacturing plants
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course GOVT GOVT 2306 taught by Professor U.garza during the Fall '10 term at Austin Community College.

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