The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962 Page: 365
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and loam. Native grasses make ranching the principal industry.10
The country provides scenic beauty with timbered mountains
and canyons through which spring-fed streams flow. Deer, turkey,
and other wild game can be seen in abundance.oe
Stovall, in his study, said
The pioneer group constituted the staunchest and most persevering
of the people of the early days, because, in the settlement of the
frontier, the cowards never did start out and the weaklings dropped
out along the way. It was by such a resolute and determined seg-
ment of folks that the Nueces Valley and the Edwards Plateau re-
gions were settled, and from that indomitable group has sprung the
leadership that has carried ... [this area] to the heights of accom-
plishment that are surpassed by no other group in the land.lr0
Although no large industries have come to the area-either in
its early history or after its formation as a county-the people have
lived a full life, a life that is worthy of recording in the annals of
o10Grace Lorene Lewis, A History of Real County (M.A. Thesis University of
Texas, 1956), 1-3, 8, 16, 18.
loeTexas Almanac, 1947-1948, p. 512.
loTStovall, Nueces Headwater Country, xi.
losGrace Lewis to B.A.C., signed statement, April 19, 1960.
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