in a Pecan Shell 1904:
Edward Burleson Raymond, a former foreman of one of the King Ranch divisions,
organized the Raymond Town and Improvement Company.
A timeline of significant events in Raymondville's history:
1904: Post office was
Right-of-way was granted by Raymond and the King Ranch to the St.
Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. Town lots were sold by Raymond and by Henrietta
King, to settlers looking for property to farm.
1914: Population reaches 350
1929: Population reaches 1,800.
1941: Population reaches 4,050
reaches 9,000 (including rural populace).
Raymondville remains a center
for area agriculture. Well-executed murals brighten downtown and are worth a drive
out of your way.
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White Wing Hotel by
Born with great expectations in the
optimistic post-World War II days, death came 63 years later amid gangs and drug
dealers. Only this was a brick and mortar Baby Boomer, not a person. Nevertheless,
when the end came, it was not pretty.
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