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Locating the Site


Map 2: Southern part of Big Bend.
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Questions for Map 2

1. Locate Castolon; Santa Elena (in Mexico); the Rio Grande; Terlingua Abaja, a farming community that grew up along Terlingua creek; and Terlingua, a mining community.

2. Why do you think so many of the settlements were located on or near a river?

3. Many of the streams in this area run only intermittently. What does that you tell about the local climate?

4. Which direction do you think the streams flow? What does this tell you about the terrain? In particular, where are the highest elevations within the park?

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