The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 45
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
Sunlmmit of (:aple
ill the distance .
Farther rin, of (Calpote (any(on is seen
Sketch of Physical Characteristics of Texas-Principal
Natural Divisions, Resources, Industries and Production.
Geographically, Texis liay be said to ovter the sollthlerll portion of the great
western plains of the 'niit( States, and extend inio the Southern pine belt on the
east and to the iRocky \Al, u lt in rang1 on thie i.west. Texas has large enough area to
give it wide diversity o( physical I clhar;iiteristics w ver its bounds superimposed upon
most any section of lthe earth's l;in ara, . but tvwo( other things add to its wide diver-
sity of physical aspect. In the first ilac'e, it has narrow extenlsiols to the south, west
and north, thus covering a wider range of latitude and longitudle than if it had the.
normal shape of the avcrage p ilit ical subdivision; in th( second place, it lies at a point
where the Rocky Mountains converge to-
ward the Gulf coast line. Texas is the
only State that has within its area rep-
resentatives of the timber belts of both
the Southern and the Pacific line areas.
Statistics on Texas are given in detail
on following pages, but it may be said
briefly here that the gross area of the
State is 265,S96 square miles, of which
262,398 is land area. It has a population
of 5,397,000, according to the 1927 esti-
mate of the United States liureau of the
Census, which is 20.5 inhabitants to the
square mile. Texas ranks first among
the States in area, fifth in total popula-
tion and thirty-fifth on basis of popula-
tion per square mile.
It is )rimarily a crop growing State
with a single crop, cotton, yielding about
60 per cent of the gross income from
farming, although there are more than
forty different kinds of crops grown on
commercial scale. Besides crop growing
Texas derives its annual income largely
from mining and live stock raising, and
there is an appreciable revenue from tim-
ber resources, largely from the pine belt
of East Texas.
A Raw Material Producer.
Accepting the commonly understood
'Pe:k, Presidio (oiintly.
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The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1928~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123786/m1/48/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.