See the evolution of College Station, Texas A&M in vintage photos

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Published 2:53 pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Click through the slideshow above to see historic photos of College Station and the Texas A&M campus…

This weekend the population of College Station and Texas A&M will temporarily balloon as the Aggies take the field for their annual spring football game. 

The A&M spring game, meant to show off the coming season’s football team months before they take on other college squads, will be held on Saturday, April 8 at Kyle Field, the historic, but recently-renovated stadium which dates back to 1904. 

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The event is a big component of the annual Texas A&M Family Weekend, which features a whole weekend of special programming for students and their families.

It’s a chance for families, many made up of several generations of Aggie alumni, to explore an ever-evolving campus and city that has grown by leaps and bounds through the decades.

Just check out some of the aerial photos in the slideshow above. What was once a sleepy college town next to a railroad stop is now one of the most happening cities in the state of Texas. 

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Back in the early 1930s the population of the town was just around 3,000. These days its just over 100,000 and climbing. An abundance of jobs, nice people and developing neighborhoods are helping bring in more residents. 

Some College Station locals think that the school joining the Southeastern Conference back in 2012 has also had something to do with the growth. 

The various research endeavors going on at the school’s laboratories and classrooms also means the city is quite an intellectual hub. 

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College Station routinely makes great showings on various national lists of the best college towns in the country. 

The city of College Station keeps a trophy case of sorts online where it collects the various accolades and rankings that the city has accumulated since this recent explosion of growth began around 2009. 

Maybe some of those parents coming to see their little Aggies in their college habitat should look around for a retirement home. It wasn’t too long ago that College Station was named by USA Today and Forbes one of the best places to retire in the country. 

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