Established near the ruins of the ancient Spanish mission Santa Cruz de San Saba, which had been abandoned a century before. The town was an early trading post and stop on north and west cattle trails. The compound of an old Spanish mission just east of town served as a corral, holding up to 3,000 cattle on the way to market. Only a historical marker on F.M. 2092 recalls the history of the mission. Currently, sheep and wool production are of primary importance, followed by beef cattle and Angora goats. Legends of a lost silver mine still circulate in the area.
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