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For other persons with this name, see John Conway.
John Conway founded the city of Mission, Texas in 1907 with J. W. Holt when the two purchased the 17,000-acre (6,900 ha) La Lomita Ranch from the Oblate fathers. Subdivided parcels were sold to arriving settlers and water was pumped from the Rio Grande by means of a pumping station called the First Lift Station and distributed to the residents of the Rio Grande Valley through the Mission Canal Co. Irrigation System, also started by Conway and Holt.
“Mission Historical Museum | City of Mission”. missiontexas.us. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
“MISSION, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)”. tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
Fort, K.G.; Museum, M.H. (2009). Mission. Arcadia Publishing. p. 127. ISBN 9780738571485. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
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