Here we see Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett as a sophomore at Ray High School. For more of 1963 Farrah, click here. For 1995 Farrah click Playboy Magazine Holiday Edition .
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According to a local mix of history and legend, this area got its name on June 24, 1519 when Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda sailed into the local estuary system on the Roman Catholic Feast Day of Corpus Christi. He named the Bay in honor of the Feast Day, and the name has lasted for the better part of 500 years. Of course this guy was profoundly lost as he was trying to locate a passage to the Pacific, but that is another story.
After a series of territorial disputes with the neighbors to the South, Texas gained its independence in 1836. After another series of disputes Texas joined the United States in 1845. During this period of revolution and eventual statehood, a permanent settlement was taking root and growing on the banks of the Nueces River and Corpus Christi Bay.
"Texas is a Republic of outlaws under a loose alliance with the United States" Pete Gent North Dallas Forty
The modern city of Corpus Christi is a thriving town with a strong economy, the 6th largest deep water port in the United States, and an abundance of natural resources. Here at Corpus Christi E-Zine, we would like to give browsers and Net Surfers a virtual tour of this city and the surrounding region.