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By Linda Puckett

Garza County used to be created in 1876 and named via Texas legislators in honor of the de los angeles Garza relatives of San Antonio. The county lay declare to gigantic ranch lands with the picturesque cap rock escarpment weaving its approach from north to south. although 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 large spreads in way over 100,000 acres with greater than 5,000 head of farm animals and a hundred horses. via 1900, the inhabitants had grown to one hundred eighty, with simply 545 acres in cultivation. issues replaced with the arriving of cereal wealthy person C. W. submit, who got here to Garza County to start construction his version city and experimental farming crusade. On June 15, 1907, an election to arrange the county used to be held and submit urban turned the authentic county seat, touting the slogan "Gateway to the Plains."

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