Eagle Lake in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Rice Culture in Colorado County
Rice quickly replaced cotton and sugar cane as the primary cash crop in Colorado County. That the crop had a widespread economic impact was reflected in the increase in property values, the influx of new families, the reclamation of abandoned croplands, the rise in new railroad construction, and the rapid development of allied service industries, such as rice mills and irrigation and canal companies.
Rice and the culture it supports continue to be a major economic factor in Colorado County.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission
Location. 29° 35.311′ N, 96° 20.035′ W. Marker is in Eagle Lake, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Commerce Street, on the right when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Lake TX 77434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Eagle Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakeside Sugar Refinery (approx. 1½ miles away); Navigation of the Colorado River (approx. 2.7 miles away); Frazarville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 11.1 miles away); Alleyton C.S.A. (approx. 12.2 miles away); Benjamin Beason's Crossing (approx. 14½ miles away); Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Lake.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 522 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.