The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in Texas
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TexasAlibates Flint Quarries is located approximately 35 miles north of Amarillo,
Fritch, TX 79036
Phone: (806) 857-6680
Description: Alibates Flint was the rock that shaped - and was shaped by - cultures in the Texas Panhandle for 13,000 years.
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas2202 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 932-1001
Description: After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.
Chamizal National Memorial, Texas800 South San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 532-7273
Description: Chamizal is more than just an urban park to recreate or enjoy a quiet afternoon. These grounds are a reminder of the harmonious settlement of a 100-year border dispute between the United States and Mexico. We celebrate the cultures of the borderlands to promote the same mutual respect that helped to diplomatically resolve an international disagreement.
Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas101 Lt. Flipper Dr. #1379
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: (432) 426-3224
Description: Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas100 Ladybird Lane
Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone: (830) 868-7128
Description: Texas White House Closure. Until further notice, the Texas White House will be closed to tours due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. All other park facilities will remain open to the public.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas1623 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 541-2785
Description: On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Waco Mammoth National Monument, Texas6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 750-7946
Description: Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Today, the fossil specimens represent the nation's first and only recorded evidence of a nursery herd of ice age Columbian mammoths.
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