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Los Ebanos Ferry, 1986

 File — Container: ELIBR-0154, other: Drawer 1, Folder: 17

Scope and Contents

Folder contains color (37) photographs and negatives of the Los Ebanos Ferry, or El Chalán. Photographs feature ferry operators, vehicles, and people crossing the Rio Grande river.


  • 1986

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is NOT open for research use due to ongoing processing. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Los Ebanos Ferry or El Chalán, formally known as the Los Ebanos-Diaz Ordaz Ferry, is a hand-operated cable ferry that travels across the Rio Grande between Los Ebanos, Texas, and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas. It is the only extent ferry across the Rio Grande.


36 Photographic Prints : Color photos ; 4 x6"

1 Sheets (Printer proof) : Color photo mounted on grid paper ; 7 x 10.5" (image is 6 x 10.5"

2 Sheets (Kodak CL 200 5093) : Color 35mm negatives

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 1.104
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