People

 
Pat Dunn, who owned a cattle ranch covering most of Padre Island from the late 1800s until his death in 1937.
Patrick Dunn, who owned a cattle ranch that covered about two-thirds of Padre Island from the late 1800s until his death in 1937.

From the Padre Island National Seashore Archives (courtesy of the Dunn family)

Padre Island is an island of many uses. Discover some of the many people who have found a living on this island.

Native Americans

The Spanish

Importance of the Spanish Shipwrecks of 1554

Padre Balli

Ranching

Military Presence

Oil and Natural Gas

Tourism

Last updated: July 26, 2020

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