By Dr. Tommy Stringer

the 1st Texas legislature created Navarro County in 1846 and named it in honor of Texas patriot Jose Antonio Navarro. whilst requested to call the recent seat of presidency, Navarro spoke back, "Call it Corsicana for the island of Corsica, the birthplace of my father." From its beginnings in 1848, Corsicana's heritage has been marked by way of Texas icons resembling cotton, farm animals, and chili. The town's background took a dramatic flip while drillers trying to find water struck oil in its place in 1894. through the top of the last decade, greater than 500 wells dotted the panorama, marking the 1st advertisement oil box in Texas and launching the that has develop into synonymous with the Lone megastar kingdom. Oil, enterprise companies, and politics are vital components of Corsicana's legacy, yet a lot of its background is located within the daily occasions that make up the material of a neighborhood. neighborhood background is stuffed with tales of people that overcame stumbling blocks to meet the yankee Dream.

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