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Locating the Site


Map 1: Texas.
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Questions for Map 1

1. Locate the Rio Grande and Big Bend National Park in far southwest Texas. Why do you think the area was named Big Bend?

2. How far is it from Castolon to Alpine, which in the early 20th century was the nearest town with stores, churches, and access to the railroad?

3. How far was it to San Antonio, the nearest major city?

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