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Prairie Town in the Panhandle
The Texas state capital is Austin.
Vega Chamber of Commerce.
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The population of Vega is approximately 936 (2000), 884 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vega is 2.747 sq. kilometers.
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Vega location: in northwestern Texas in the panhandle area. It is west of Amarillo near the New Mexico border.
Vega average annual rainfall is 15.83 inches per year
Though the area was available for homesteading twenty years earlier, the first settlers didn't arrive here until 1899. After the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad purchased a right-of-way in 1903, the new town was named Vega, meadow in Spanish. By 1904, more businesses and a school opened. By 1914, there were hotels, a bank and a printing office among other businesses. After a lengthy battle with nearby Tascosa, Vega was named the County seat. Incorporation for Vega came in 1927. When Route 66 was built through Vega, the community began even more development. Though bypassed by modern interstates, the old Mother Road (Route 66) still runs through town and makes for an enjoyable trip. Some of the old businesses from the heyday of Route 66 are still in operation today, including the Vega Motel.
Here is a history page for the area.
Dot's Mini Museum
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