EL CAMPO Pop. 10,945 Alt. 110


Railroad reached area in 1805, and Mexican cowboys who brought cattle herds to railhead called the site "El Campo", (the camp). When incorporated in 1905, city fathers used the Spanish words in naming city. Now a center for agriculture (largest rice-producing county in state), oil, gas, manufacturing. Excellent hunting and fishing.

el campo museumEl Campo Museum of Art, Science & History-

Features big-game trophies from five continents displayed against huge murals and in natural settings. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - noon, I - 5 p.m.; Sat. I - 5 p.m. Located in civic center at 2350 N. Mechanic (Texas 71 & F.M. 2765).



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