"Winnie, is at the junction of State Highway 124 and Interstate Highway 10, twenty-five miles southwest of Beaumont in eastern Chambers County... A devastating hurricane and severe declines in post-World War I rice prices impaired local agriculture, which depended heavily on the rice and cattle industries. Efforts to develop fruits and vegetables in the region also proved unsuccessful. The exception to this was the fig industry, which was successful in the Winnie-Stowell area during the early 1900s. Several fig-processing plants were built in the area, but the industry died out around 1920... The Stowell oilfield was discovered north and east of Winnie in 1941."
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Chambers County-Winnie Stowell Airport
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Handbook of Texas Online: Winnie
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Texas Rice Festival
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Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce
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Winnie Local News: Topix
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