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Snyder, city (1990 pop. 12,195), seat of Scurry co., NW Tex., in a prairie and mesquite region; inc. 1907. Oil production is the city's main industry; natural gas is also refined and processed. Cattle ranching and farming are important; cotton, wheat, sorghum, and pecans are the chief crops. Feeds, apparel, and machinery are manufactured.

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