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By Luling Main Street

One historian defined Luling within the 1870s as �the hardest city in Texas.� in addition to the railroad got here infamous gamblers who have been able to take a man�s richly deserved cash any means they can. but if settlers enforced what legislation there have been and validated everlasting houses, church buildings, and a college, the rougher crowd sought greener pastures. within the southern nook of Caldwell County, Luling had at the beginning an agrarian-based economic system, yet that modified with the invention of oil, which boosted the inhabitants from a couple of hundred citizens to numerous thousand. The oil and similar companies stored the inhabitants regular. Luling soil additionally proved precious to vegetation reminiscent of cotton, however the area�s prize crop turned watermelons. this day oil and watermelons maintain Luling at the map, and the yearly Watermelon Thump draws millions. on the crossroads of 3 vital highways, companies flourish, specifically fish fry, that's thought of by way of a few to be the easiest within the state.

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