The railroad reached the area in 1880s, and the Mexican cowboys
who brought cattle herds to the railhead called the site "el
campo" (the camp). When incorporated in 1905, the city fathers
used the Spanish words in naming the city. Now a center for agriculture
(largest rice-producing county in the state), oil, gas, manufacturing.
Excellent hunting and fishing.
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