EDINBURG Pop. 48,465 Alt. 91


First named Chapin after the town site promoter, it was later renamed Edinburg in 1911. Hidalgo County seat and western gateway to Lower Rio Grande Valley, center of vast vegetable and citrus culture. Industries include food processing, furniture, foundry products, fertilizers, oil, and dairy products. Home of University of Texas-Pan American.

Edinburg Municipal Water park-

Family fun at three-pool swimming facility featuring 125-foot figure-eight water slide, water basketball, sand-pit volleyball, barbecue grills, and picnic tables. Open each Sat. - Sun. from Apr. through Aug. at 123 E. Palm Drive. Admission.

Hidalgo County Historical Museum-

Excellent interpretation of the Hispanic-accented area's colorful history; includes pioneer ranch and home items, clothing, early documents, and photos. Housed in restored county jail. Open Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. I - 5 p.m. 121 E. McIntyre St. Admission.


El Sal del Rey

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo-

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; 0.5 mile west on Wisconsin Rd.; free admission except during full-performance rodeos.



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