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Submit sites having to do with the town of Zapata, Texas. If the site is of broader interest, consider submitting it to the Counties:Zapata category.
"Zapata, the county seat of Zapata County, is on U.S. Highway 83 and the shores of International Falcon Reservoir, fifty miles south of Laredo... Organized settlement of the area began about 1750, when the viceroy of New Spain commissioned Col. José de Escandón to explore and colonize the vast northern frontier along the Rio Grande... Zapata is the center of extensive oil and gas wells. In 1985 ranching continued to be a major industry in the area. Zapata has attracted winter tourists and vacationers because of the mild climate and fine fishing in the reservoir."
Submit sites having to do with the town of Zavalla, Texas (not the abandoned community of Zavala, or the county of Zavalla). If the site is of broader interest, consider submitting it to the Counties:Angelina category.
"Zavalla, originally called Zavalla Prairie, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 63, twenty-five miles southeast of Lufkin in southeastern Angelina County. Zavalla is not to be confused with the Zavala, which lies just over the Jasper county line. Zavalla was established in 1900 on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad."
Submit sites having to do with the town of Zephyr, Texas (not the Texas Zephyr train). If the site is of broader interest, consider submitting it to the Counties:Brown category.
Zephyr is on U.S. Highway 84 twelve miles east of Brownwood in southeast Brown County. It was originally on the banks of Blanket Creek, a mile east of the present site. The town was supposedly named in 1850 by land surveyors who were trapped there by a blue norther. Their ironic name for the fierce wind stuck, and the town was named Zephyr.
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