MARFA

Population 2,316

Altitude 4,688


General

Established 1881 as water stop of Texas and New Orleans RR, now trading point for many large ranches in surrounding mountains. Superb climate make Marfa a popular tourist center. In season, hunters are attracted by plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Soaring is a popular sport, and sailplanes may sometimes be seen winging gracefully over high mesas and mile-high peaks; three national championships soaring contest were staged here in recent years.


Attractions

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