Today in Texas History – February 14

From the Annals of Coincidence –  In 1882, the town of Valentine in Jeff Davis County was founded when crews building the Southern Pacific Railway reached the outpost on St. Valentine’s Day.  Valentine is the only incorporated municipality in Jeff Davis County.  The town capitalizes on its name every year with the West Texas Valentine’s Day Celebration hosted by the Big Bend Brewing Company which draws upward of 1000 lovers some years.  The headliner this year will be Tejano legend Little Joe y la Familia.  The U.S. Post Office also does a landmark business cancelling letters and cards.

Photo of Valentine’s Day celebration in Valentine from


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