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Location of Cisco, Texas
Cisco is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,899 at the 2010 census.
Conrad Hilton started the Hilton Hotel chain with a single hotel bought in Cisco. Hilton came to Cisco to buy a bank, but the bank cost too much; so he purchased the Mobley Hotel in 1919. The hotel is now a local museum and community center.
During the 1920s, Cisco, like nearby Ranger, Eastland, and Desdemona, was a petroleum boomtown.
In 1925, the first annual meeting of the West Texas Historical Associationwas held in Cisco. The association, formed in 1924, was then based atHardin-Simmons University in Abilene but moved in 1998 to Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
The Santa Claus Bank Robbery occurred in Cisco on December 23, 1927, when Marshall Ratliff and his gang attempted to rob the First National Bank. As of August 2009, the bank site is occupied by an auto parts store, with aTexas Historical Commission sign commemorating the event.
The Cisco High School football team (Loboes) won the 2A Div ll championship game against Refugio High School (Bobcats) at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium in Arlington on December 19, 2013. The championship was Cisco's first.