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Edinburg (Hidalgo County)

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Located on axis with Pharr, eight miles to its north, Edinburg was the creation of irrigation magnate John Closner, who brought a railroad spur to the new city and, at the expense of Hidalgo, made it the county seat in 1908 to promote his land development schemes. Closner's dream of bringing a railroad line from the north had to wait until 1926, when the Southern Pacific Railroad finally arrived and turned Edinburg into another gateway to the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.

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