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Steam Plant at Night

Steam Plant

Courtesy Whitehead Museum

The Devils River Power Plants
The Central Power and Light Company constructed three hydro-electric power plants in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s along the Devils River. As well as furthering the economic development of Val Verde County, these significant structures were the source of the largest electrical loop in Southwest Texas.
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Southern Transcontinental railway system.

First Pecos River Bridge

Courtesy Whitehead Museum

Southern Transcontinental Railroad
Construction of the Southern Transcontinental Railroad was a team effort between the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway Company – the second of which already had an existing railway system in Texas.
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Did You Know?

Cenizo blooms when it rains.

Cenizo (or Purple Sage) is often called "barometer bush" because it blooms shortly after a major rain.