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Old 06-24-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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This the Brazos river in BRYAN, TEXAS....so in conclusion all rivers in Texas are nothing more than a bunch of drainage ditch.
and what Rivers are not?? That is what Rivers, Streams, creeks, etc do. They drain watered areas to the sea.

anyway, the Brazos is naturally navigable for 250 miles and was an important route for trading ships way back to Colonial times.

BRAZOS RIVER | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

The Trinity was Navigable up to Anderson County during colonial times.

TRINITY RIVER | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

Buffalo Bayou was navigable up to the Northern end of the Original Houston Settlement at Allen's Landing.

I am not sure if the Nueces, Frio, Colorado or Guadeloupe Rivers were Navigable

 
Old 06-25-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This the Brazos river in BRYAN, TEXAS....so in conclusion all rivers in Texas are nothing more than a bunch of drainage ditch.
Ey, the Brazos River is mostly associated with Waco. I didn't even know the Brazos ran through Bryan. It runs right through the heart of the city near downtown Waco.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Ey, the Brazos River is mostly associated with Waco. I didn't even know the Brazos ran through Bryan. It runs right through the heart of the city near downtown Waco.
The Brazos River is 840 miles long

 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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The Brazos River is 840 miles long
I'm well aware with that, but Waco is the city it is most associated with.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I'm well aware with that, but Waco is the city it is most associated with.
I didn't even know Waco had a river. The only time I heard of the Brazos River was in Palo Pinto County.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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I think the Brazos is most associated with the original hundred.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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I didn't even know Waco had a river. The only time I heard of the Brazos River was in Palo Pinto County.
Lots of people don't; than again the Brazos itself isn't really a known river. However, if you know about the river; than you most likely will relate it to Waco before any other city.



The Brazos is to Waco what the Trinity is to Dallas.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Lots of people don't; than again the Brazos itself isn't really a known river. However, if you know about the river; than you most likely will relate it to Waco before any other city.



The Brazos is to Waco what the Trinity is to Dallas.
The BCS region is commonly refered to as the Brazos Valley....That includes College Station, Bryan, Hearne, Calveret etc...Guess what the county of Bryan-CS is called Brazos County.


The Brazos Valley is a region in the U.S. state of Texas (Central Texas) consisting of Brazos County, Robertson County, Grimes County, Washington County, Burleson County, Madison County, and Leon County, with Brazos County and the cities of College Station and Bryan at its center.

Brazos Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 06-25-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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The BCS region is commonly refered to as the Brazos Valley....That includes College Station, Bryan, Hearne, Calveret etc...Guess what the county of Bryan-CS is called Brazos County.


The Brazos Valley is a region in the U.S. state of Texas (Central Texas) consisting of Brazos County, Robertson County, Grimes County, Washington County, Burleson County, Madison County, and Leon County, with Brazos County and the cities of College Station and Bryan at its center.

Brazos Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was very hard to cross the Brazos River until the Waco Suspension Bridge was built to help with commerce and trade across the river and also the Brazos River Authority is based in Waco. So yes; Waco is usually affiliated with the Brazos River. As I stated before; The Brazos River is to Waco; what the Trinity River is to Dallas. I don't expect you guys to know this; just as I didn't know what the Trinity River was until I joined CD. I always just assumed it was a big ditch or something.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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It was very hard to cross the Brazos River until the Waco Suspension Bridge was built to help with commerce and trade across the river and also the Brazos River Authority is based in Waco. So yes; Waco is usually affiliated with the Brazos River. As I stated before; The Brazos River is to Waco; what the Trinity River is to Dallas. I don't expect you guys to know this; just as I didn't know what the Trinity River was until I joined CD. I always just assumed it was a big ditch or something.
Well "yes" I didn't know anything about the river until I got to BCS. The water in BCS let just say isn't very tasty. I have gotten use to it though. It use to make me sick when I first got down here. Waco people joke we get the left overs down here.
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