Wichita Falls is located in the northern part of the state of Texas and the seat of Wichita County. Wichita is situated in the Wichita River in the Red River Valley that is just northwest of Fort Worth. The city was dubbed after the Wichita Indians that had first settled in the area before its founding before they were washed away by a flood in 1886. With the arrival of the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad, Wichita was developed and became a cattle center in the region. And when the oil and gas fields were discovered in the 1900s, the city was then acquired by petroleum industries. The city's agriculture industry was dominated by cotton, grains, cattle, and is still an essential industry for the town up to the present.
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