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  • 1. Chapter 3:The Regions of Texas Section 3: The Central Plains

2. The Central Plains 3. 4. Central Plains 5. The Grand Prairie 6. The Grand Prairie

  • Thin soil
  • Vegetation:grasses, shrubs, small trees
  • Livestock
  • Thin soil limits farming

7. The Grand Prairie

  • Ft. Worth is the largest city in the Grand Prairie and the Texas Central Plains

8. The Grand Prairie

  • Ft. Worth:
    • Transportation Center
    • Processing Center
    • Manufacturing Center

9. The Cross Timbers 10. Early settlers noted how the Cross Timbers divided the surrounding Prairie land . 11. Two separate beltsmake up the Cross Timbers subregion of Texas! 12. The Cross Timbers

  • Two Belts
    • Western Belt
    • Eastern Belt

13. The Cross Timbers

  • Eastern Cross Timbers:
    • Elms, hickories, post oak
  • Western Cross Timbers:
    • Blackjack oak, cedar, hickory, mesquite, pecan, & post oak

14. The Cross Timbers The Eastern Cross Timbers cuts the Metroplex in half 15. The Rolling Plains 16. The Rolling Plains

  • Covered mostly by prairie grasses
  • Cattle Ranching
  • Farming:cotton, sorghum, wheat
  • Largest Cities:Abilene & Wichita Falls