Palo Alto, Texas
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The town was named for an 1834 land grant to Matias Garcia. The town was not the site for the Battle of Palo Alto, the first major battle of the Mexican-American War, on 8 May 1846. The actual site of the battle was 5 miles from present-day Brownsville, Texas.
- Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
- "Palo Alto (Sp., “tall timber”), a wood in S. Texas". The American Cyclopædia. 1879.
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