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In 1879, the area was opened by the state for homesteading. In 1907, ranchers Patrick and John Landergin purchased a part of the LS Ranch from Swift & Company.

Soon after, Miller opened a store, and a post office, saloon, and a school that doubled as a Masonic Lodge were built in the community.

On October 17, 1899, he purchased an area of Oldham County known as 'Section 90' for $1.00 per acre.

Working in association with the Amarillo-based Pool Land Company, the Landergin brothers brought more prospective settlers to the community.

The following year, they established a bank in Vega.When the railroad was completed, Vega began to thrive.There were several stores, a blacksmith, two churches, and a newspaper – the Vega Sentinel – operating in the community by early 1909.The nearby town of Tascosa, which was designated Oldham County seat in 1880, declined in both importance and population as Vega grew.A five-year battle over which community should serve as Oldham County's seat of government was put to a vote in 1915.Modern amenities, such as telephone service, were introduced during the 1920s.In 1926, Route 66 (superseded by Interstate 40) was commissioned as a link from Chicago to Los Angeles and ran through Vega along the Old Ozark Trail.The arrival of Route 66 provided an economic boost for the community.The Route 66 heritage is honored by a restored Magnolia gasoline station located adjacent to the courthouse, which appears as it would have in the 1920s or 1930s.Vega was officially incorporated in 1927, and the population was 519 in the 1930 census.On May 3, 1931, a fire destroyed six buildings west of the courthouse square.

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