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By Linda Puckett

Garza County was once created in 1876 and named by way of Texas legislators in honor of the de los angeles Garza kin of San Antonio. The county lay declare to great ranch lands with the picturesque cap rock escarpment weaving its approach from north to south. even though the 1880 census indexed the inhabitants as a sparse 36 people--mostly landowners and cowhands--cattlemen like John B. Slaughter and W. E. Connell owned enormous spreads in way over 100,000 acres with greater than 5,000 head of livestock and a hundred horses. by means of 1900, the inhabitants had grown to a hundred and eighty, with basically 545 acres in cultivation. issues replaced with the arriving of cereal tycoon C. W. put up, who got here to Garza County to start development his version city and experimental farming crusade. On June 15, 1907, an election to arrange the county was once held and submit urban grew to become the professional county seat, touting the slogan "Gateway to the Plains."

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