• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

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Steam Plant at Night

Steam Plant

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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

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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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The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad

The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad was completed in January 1883 by driving a silver spike into the track at a location on the Rio Grande just upriver from the confluence with the Pecos River. More...