J. Griffis Smith
The original inhabitants of the area were the Mescalero Apaches. The town site was established in 1906 by land promoters in the center of a 10,000-acre tract fed by the San Solomon Springs.
Nearby Balmorhea Lake, along the North American Central Flyway, offers opportunities for birding and fishing, plus primitive and full-service camping sites. A fishing license can be obtained at Balmorhea State Park.
Events include the First Friday Monthly Flea Market and Memorial Day Festival and Labor Day Festival softball tournaments.
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