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By Dr. Tommy Stringer

the 1st Texas legislature created Navarro County in 1846 and named it in honor of Texas patriot Jose Antonio Navarro. while requested to call the recent seat of presidency, Navarro responded, "Call it Corsicana for the island of Corsica, the birthplace of my father." From its beginnings in 1848, Corsicana's background has been marked via Texas icons corresponding to cotton, livestock, and chili. The town's heritage took a dramatic flip while drillers searching for water struck oil in its place in 1894. by way of the tip of the last decade, greater than 500 wells dotted the panorama, marking the 1st advertisement oil box in Texas and launching the that has develop into synonymous with the Lone famous person country. Oil, enterprise companies, and politics are very important components of Corsicana's legacy, yet a lot of its historical past is located within the daily occasions that make up the material of a neighborhood. neighborhood heritage is stuffed with tales of people that overcame hindrances to meet the yankee Dream.

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