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Historic Farms & Ranches – Bexar County

Historic Farms and Ranches 

Agriculture in Bexar County, Texas 1800 to 1970


From the earliest settlement activity until World War II, agriculture was the leading economic force in Bexar County, Texas. The county’s cash crops and livestock provided food for farms and the large, urban market of San Antonio, and grew to participate in the national market economy. Relevant historical agents such as population growth. Transportation networks, technological innovations, world events, and local economics linked Bexar County to regional and national agricultural patterns. Representative and distinct elements of local agricultural history are included in this synthesis and guided development of five periods of significance. Read More