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Uvalde (yōvălˈdē) [key], city (1990 pop. 14,729), seat of Uvalde co., SW Tex., in a farm area; founded c.1854, inc. as a city 1921. It is a rail junction in an agricultural area with cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, vegetables, cotton, and wheat. Wool, mohair, vegetables, and frozen foods are processed. Minerals (asphalt, lime, sand, gravel) are also mined in the area. The home of Vice President John Nance Garner (now a museum) is there.

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