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Pecos

(Encyclopedia) Pecos pā´kəs, city (1990 pop. 12,069), seat of Reeves co., W Tex., on the Pecos River; inc. 1903. It is a railroad and highway junction and the market for an extensive ranch and…

Llano Estacado

(Encyclopedia) Llano Estacado lä´nō ĕstəkä´dō or Staked Plain, level, semiarid, plateaulike region of the S Great Plains, c.40,000 sq mi (103,600 sq km), E N.Mex. and W Tex., between the Pecos River…

Artesia

(Encyclopedia) Artesia ärtē´zhə. 1 City (1990 pop. 15,464), Los Angeles co., S Calif.; founded 1875, inc. 1959. Industries include dairying, printing, and the manufacture of photographic equipment…

Pecos

(Encyclopedia) Pecos, river, 926 mi (1,480 km) long, rising in N N.Mex. near the Truchas peaks and flowing SE across E N.Mex. and W Tex. to the Rio Grande; drains c.38,300 sq mi (99,200 sq km). In…

Pecos National Historical Park

(Encyclopedia) Pecos National Historical Park, 6,671 acres (2,702 hectares), N New Mexico; est. as a national monument 1965, designated a national historical park 1990. The park contains the remains…

Roswell

(Encyclopedia) Roswell rŏz´wĕl, city (1990 pop. 44,654), seat of Chaves co., SE N.Mex., near the Pecos River; settled 1869 as a trading post, inc. 1903. It is the trade, marketing, and rail center of…

Carlsbad

(Encyclopedia) Carlsbad kärlz´băd. 1 City (1990 pop. 63,126), San Diego co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast; settled in the 1880s, inc. 1952. Carlsbad is a booming San Diego suburb; its population…

Texas

(Encyclopedia) Texas tĕk´səs, largest state in the coterminous United States. It is located in the south-central part of the country and is bounded by Oklahoma, across the Red River except in the…

Rivers of the United States

(350 or more miles long)Alabama-Coosa (600 mi.; 966 km): From junction of Oostanula and Etowah R. in Georgia to Mobile R.Altamaha-Ocmulgee (392 mi.; 631 km): From junction of Yellow R. and…