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|In February 1849
the Whiting and Smith expedition passed through the area. A
temporary base called Camp Blake was situated on the Military
Road soon after the Mexican War, and several other military
bases were set up in southeastern Val Verde County in the
1850s to protect settlers and travelers against Indian
|Val Verde County
was organized from Crockett, Kinney, and Pecos counties in
1885. Its name, which is Spanish for "green valley," came from
a Civil War battle. Del Rio became the county seat. Also in
the 1885 election Roy Bean of Langtry was elected justice of
the peace. Judge Bean became known as the Law West of the
Pecos, and he measured out justice from his Jersey Lily
|In 1883 the
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway was completed
into the area, and new settlers came with the easy
transportation. Several communities were formed in Val Verde
County in the 1880s. They were Langtry in 1884, Juno and
Devils River in 1886, Comstock in 1888, and Norris in
CITIES AND POPULATED
* Box Canyon-Amistad * Juno
* Laughlin Air Force Base * Cienegas Terrace
* Lake View Pandale *
* Comstock *
Langtry * Val Verde Park * Del Rio
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