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About Eagle Pass TX
Eagle Pass, Texas is located on the border of Mexico in the far western part of the county, at the intersection of US highways 57 and 277, the Farm Road 1021, and the Southern Pacific Railroad, and is the county seat of Maverick County. An observation post on the Rio Grande River that was located beside an old trail for smugglers that crossed the river at this point, and on the River Grande River opposite the mouth of the Mexican Rio Escondido under the command of a Captain named John Veatch by a company of Texas mounted Volunteers, during the Mexican War.
The location remained a terminus and a crossing point for trappers, frontiersmen, and traders, crossing point and terminus for traders, frontiersmen, and trappers. However, it was abandoned by the military when the hostilities concluded. Two miles upstream, Fort Duncan was established, and a rudimentary community was established as the result of its close proximity to the fort in 1849. Soon a man named William Cazneau and his wife named Jane Cazneau arrived at the fort. The name of the settlement was changed to Eagle Pass after originally being named El Paso del Águila. This resulted in an increase in the presence of Anglos. Eagle Pass was located below the fort and immigrants that were headed to the California gold fields established a staging region located over the fort that came to be known as California Camp, and was concurrent with the growth of Eagle Pass below the fort.
The community of Eagle Pass was relocated to its current location over the Fort, from the old crossing downstream, as the result of the traffic and trade in that area. The owner of this land was a man named John Twohig, surveyed and planned out the location for the settlement that named Eagle Pass. A man named Friedrich Groos was contracted to haul supplies for the military and brought some 70 Mexican families to settle close to the fort. In 1851, a stage line between San Antonio and Eagle Pass was established. In 1852, Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church was built.
Violence frequently characterized the early history of Eagle Pass. The fort and the adjoining community were often attacked by the Comanche and Lipan Apache Indians. Across from Eagle Pass in Mexico a settlement named Piedras Negras was established and soon became a haven for fugitive slaves, while there were several groups of outlaws on both banks of the river. Along with three companies of volunteer rangers a man named James Callahan crossed into Mexico at Eagle Pass and went in pursuit if the Kickapoo and Lipan Indians in 1855. Escondido fell back on Piedras Negras and set the settlement in fire following a fight with Mexican forces as he crossed back into Eagle Pass. A group of renegades overran the Confederate garrison at Fort Duncan during the Civil War. The residents of the community successfully drove of their assailants after fighting from behind a barricade of cotton bales. In 1863, Eagle Pass became an important shipment center for Confederate cotton after the federal occupation of Brownsville. The Shelby expedition, crossed the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass and in a ceremony buried in the river the last flag to fly over Confederate troops.
In1871, Maverick County was established that was originally known as Kinney County in 1856, and Eagle Pass became the county seat. In 1872, a Catholic school for girls named Saint Joseph’s Academy was founded. The population of Eagle Pass was 1,500 people and was comprised of primarily Mexicans, with some Germans and Anglo Americans in the mix by 1875. Their primary occupation was raising stock and the mercantile business. Led by a man named John King, bands of fugitives and cattle thieves dominated Eagle Pass throughout the 1870’s after the war. Despite the multiple efforts of the Texas Rangers.
With the arrival of the railroad during the following ten years, law and order was restored. The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway ran to Eagle Pass from Spofford and connected the isolated settlement to the rest of the nation in 1882. The settlement eventually became an important International center as the Railroad construction was continued into Mexico at Piedras Negras as the Mexican National Railway. The population of Eagle Pass was approximately 2,000 people by 1884 and the next year courthouse was constructed. In 1887, the first Protestant church in the settlement was completed.
During the first half of the 1900’s Eagle Pass, grew slowly and, in 1900, had a population of 2,729 people and increased to 5,765 people by 1920. The community served a diverse area of farms, coal mines, and ranches. By 1930 the population of Eagle Pass decreased somewhat to 5,059 people but by 1950 increased again to 7,247 people. From the 1930’s through the 1940’s the agriculture economy of the area was strengthened as the result of irrigated farming methods. During WW II, some 12 miles north of Eagle Pass, the Eagle Pass Army Air Field was built. Between the 1950’s and the 1980’s, the community grew dramatically, and in 1960 the population of Eagle Pass increased to 12,094 people and in 1970 the population increased again to 15,364 people and in 1980 increased again to 21,407 people. In 1980, Eagle Pass was 94% Hispanic. Eagle Pass became a primary gateway to Mexico with the completion of Highway 57, and along with Piedras Negras the community a considerable tourist trade. For Years, retailers on both sides of the border served American and Mexican tourists and enjoyed a thriving business.
The construction of an industrial park, new schools, and new sewer and water plants was funded by grants by the Government. Between the 1970’s and the 1980’s significant oil finds and many different manufacturing concerns located in the region significantly increased the local economy during those years. However, Eagle Pass experienced an economic depression as Mexican shoppers quit coming the community as the result of the devaluation of the peso in 1982. With the establishment of Maquiladoras in the region some years later, the local economy was given a boost. There were 19 new industrial plants in Piedras Negras and five industrial plants in Eagle Pass by 1987. The leading employers were the manufacture of arms and textiles. The population of Eagle Pass decreased somewhat to 20,651 people in 1990. However, Eagle Pass remained a center for varied manufacturing, tourism, and county government. In 200 the population of Eagle Pass was 22,413 people.
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