Port Aransas, Texas

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Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States, on Mustang Island, across Aransas Bay from the city of Aransas Pass. The population was 3,370 at the 2000 census. Port Aransas claims to be one of the most popular vacation spots in Texas.[3]



Early history

Karankawa Indians played a key role in the early development of the Texas Gulf Coast.[4] The Karankawa Indians inhabited the Gulf Coast of Texas from Galveston Bay all the way to Corpus Christi Bay. The Karankawa Indians led a nomadic existence, migrating from the mainland to the coast. One of the places they lived in on the coast was a small fishing village known as "Sand Point" on what they called "Wild Horse Island", later known "Mustang Island".

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