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   Royal Family Website
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   Rutledge Cemetery
   Sotelo Cemetery
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   Texas Genealogy Top 100
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   Texas Tejano History/Pioneers
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Atascosa County was organized August 4, 1856, after being
created from a section of Bexar Land District on January 15, 1856.
The town of Poteet traces its history to the 1880s, when Francis Marion Poteet (1833-1907) established a mercantile store northeast of this area. A blacksmith and farmer as well as a merchant, Poteet began providing mail service to his customers. Poteet sold his business to Henry T. Mumme (1870-1947) before 1900. Mumme continued to offer postal service at the store, and in 1910 he and his wife Ida (1869-1942) donated 400 acres of land for a new townsite. Since the area had been referred to as Poteet as a result of the early mail service, the new town was named in honor of Francis Marion Poteet. Mumme moved his store to the new townsite in 1911. Mumme drilled the town's first artesian water well and is credited with introducing the cultivation of strawberries here. The artesian water, together with the sandy soil of the region, proved ideal for growing the berries. Known statewide for its superior quality strawberries, Poteet has been nicknamed the "Strawberry Capital of Texas." The town grew steadily after 1910, with the establishment of schools, churches, homes, and businesses. It was incorporated in 1926.
The Strawberry Festival, held in early April, draws thousands to pay tribute to the sweetness of this region’s fruit. In addition to judging and auction of strawberries, such events as a rodeo, concerts, fiddlers contest, and dances are held, along with fireworks and a variety of entertainment.

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Texas Facts
The 28th State - admitted to the Union Dec. 29, 1845 Land mass - 266,807 square miles
Coastline - Approximately 367 miles Rivers and Streams - More than 3,700
Lakes - More than 5,175 square miles (Toledo Bend Reservoir, largest in Texas with 35 square miles at normal level) Highest point - Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet
Population - (2000) 20,851,820 ranked second among the 50 states State Bird - Mockingbird
State Capital - Austin State Dish - Chili
State Fish - Guadalupe Bass State Flower - Bluebonnet
State Gem - Topaz State Grass - Sideoats Grama
State Motto - Friendship State Name - from Tejas, Indian word meaning Friendly
State Seashell - Lightning Whelk State Song - "Texas, our Texas"
State Tree - Pecan Visit Atascosa County
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