Rio Grande River (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Antonia Salinas was born in 1909 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She talks about working on a farm planting cotton and crossing the Rio Grande River near Camargo.
Antonio Victor Villegas was born in Pharr in 1920. He talks about his grandparents. He reminisces about: farming and vegetables grown, diet, making cheese, education, vegetation present before the clearing for agriculture lands, how jacales were made, people and homes being taken away with river flooding, Rio Grande river flooding, Carrizitos, crossing the Rio Grande on boats, smuggling, and incest.
Black and white photograph from brige guards' tents of Rio Grande River and levees.
Dorothy Josephine Maples was born in 1909. She talks about the Rio Grande River, bandit raids, modern-day education and land sales.
Interview conducted on 1 November 1985 by Dawn Chatham. Digital transfer completed on 19 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.
Folder contains (3) photos of the Rio Grande River, including (2) photos of the same river bend and (1) aerial photograph.
The collection includes historical photographs of people, places, and events from locations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including but not limited to Brownsville, San Benito, Harlingen, Mercedes, Mission, and Rio Grande City. Photographs are in a variety of formats, including aerial, postcards, silver gelatin, etc.