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Big Boggy
National Wildlife Refuge


Two brown pelicans cavort in the water at Big Boggy NWR.
CR 262 (Chinquapin Road)
Matagorda County
, TX   
E-mail: Shane_Kasson@fws.gov
Phone Number: 979-964-4011 (Complex headquarters)
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/big_boggy/
Brown pelicans nest on Dressing Pt. Island
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  History
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In 1528, Spaniard Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked on this coast and lived with the Karankawas for six years. By 1825, the area bustled with sugar cane and cotton trade that was first under Spanish, then Mexican authority. More recently, ranchers grazed cattle on what eventually became the refuge.

 
 
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