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Eagle Pass Texas with the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino
Eagle Pass is the county seat of Maverick County, with a population of 27,183 when counted for the 2010 census. Across the Rio Grande River and the Mexican border from Eagle Pass is the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

The Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras Metropolitan Area is one of the 6 shared metro areas along the American-Mexican border. The combined population of the Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras Metropolitan Area is around 220,000.

During the Mexican American War Camp Eagle Pass became the first American settlement site on the Rio Grande.

Modern day Eagle Pass is an international gateway and tourist center and the retail shipping center for the 40,000 acre irrigated winter garden region.

The area is popular with fisherman angling for the famous, huge Rio Grande catfish.

Eight miles south of Eagle Pass is one of the few areas in Texas set aside for a Native American tribe. The Kickapoo Indians has a 125 acre federal reservation, with special border crossing privileges.

Lucky Eagle Casino is operated by the Kickapoo Indians. The casino features a bingo hall, Las Vegas type games with state of the art equipment. Lucky Eagle has two restaurants, the Rio Grande Buffet and Riverbend Cafe, Winners Sports Bar, Cazadores Bar and live entertainment.

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At Fort Duncan you will find the Fort Duncan Museum where you will learn that Fort Duncan was established in 1849 by 3 companies of the 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment. During the Civil War Fort Duncan was used by the Confederate troops of the Frontier Regiment. The Union reoccupied Fort Duncan 3 years after the Civil War ended. The fort remained active until 1918.

Guerrero, Mexico is 28 miles south of Piedra Negras on Mexico Highway 2. In Guerrero you will find the Spanish Colonial Villa de Guerrero and the Mission San Bernardo ruin. This is known as the most important Colonial ruin in Coahuila.

Piedras Negras (Black Rock) is where nachos were invented. The invention of the nacho is celebrated the second weekend of October at the International Nacho Festival, across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, in Piedras Negras.

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