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Railroad reached area in 1880s, and Mexican cowboys who brought cattle herds to railhead called the site "el campo" (the camp).
When the cowboys bedded down they could see the lights of a little village called Prairie Switch. They said it looked like a "pearl on the prairie." When incorporated in 1905, city fathers used the Spanish words in naming city, and the city still refers to itself as pearl of the prairie. Now a center for agriculture (largest rice-producing county in state), oil, gas and manufacturing.
El Campo is well known for its great waterfowl hunting and excellent fishing. The city boasts a variety of restaurants and is famous for its barbecue.
History is a favorite of many with more than 20 historical murals painted on buildings throughout the town.
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