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The Civl War Era and the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Brief History By Rolando Avila
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This is another Civil War history book, but it deals with an aspect of the Civil War that does not appear—even as an aside or footnote—in the vast majority of the other fifty thousand... More > books and pamphlets that address that war. This is the untold story of the complicated cross-border, multi-sided Civil War era specific to the Rio Grande Valley in both Texas and Mexico that took place most intensively between 1861 and 1867, yet the roots of which reach back to at least 1846 and extend forward to at least 1877.< Less
Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail: 56 Lesson Plans By Rolando Avila
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The Rio Grande Civil War Trail showcases an important part of South Texas history. The lessons in this book are aligned to objectives in the Social Studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)... More > for both elementary and secondary schools. Although the lessons may be easily adapted to other grade levels, the primary focus is on 4th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History. It is our hope that these lessons and activities will create opportunities for the study of local history in a way that will transform the local community into a laboratory for learning. It is also our hope that as students engage in these lessons and activities, they will become better prepared for state standardized tests and overall academic achievement.< Less
Fike Family Farm: A Porcion of Edinburg By Eric Acosta et al
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Here at the beginning of the 20th century the “Magic Valley” was born. The guarantee of successful year-round farming enticed farming families to abandon their farms in temperate states... More > and flock via train to the international border between the United States and Mexico. The Fikes of Ohio, and the Rorks of Nebraska were two such families who sought to make good on that promise. From them the union of Willard Fike and Anna Rork created over four generations a strong, sustainable, award-winning farming family.< Less
Roegiers Family Farm: A Porcion of Edinburg By Annaiz Araiza, et al.
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Today the citizenry of Edinburg lives in a bi-lingual, bi-national, and bi-cultural en-vironment of Spanish- and English-speaking peoples. Were we to travel back eighty years to the 1930s... More > and visit the ice houses, packing sheds, cotton gins, and streets of Edinburg it would not be unusual to hear people being greeted in a cacophony of languges- “Good Day,” “Buenos días (Spanish),” “Dzień dobry (Polish),” “Guten Tag (German),“ “God dag (Swedish),” and “Goede dag (Flemish).” Through the social process known as “chain migration” friends and family will learn of opportunities and then follow previous migrants to the new community. In this study we learn of Camiel Roegiers, a Flemish-speaking Belgium national who, as a “bird of passage,” makes three trips to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century to work and live in Texas, Virginia, Kansas, and ultimately Edinburg, Texas. Along the way he was joined by his siblings, and in-laws.< Less
Norquest By Sandra Salinas
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The Norquest family immigrated to their farm site in 1925 as part of a larger wave of Midwestern immigrants to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Valley also... More > experienced an influx of Mexican migrants in search of opportunity and work. They joined their Mexican-American counterparts laboring as agricultural workers on the farms of Anglos and Texas-Mexicans. Some of these individuals found their way onto the Norquest farm site. This multidisciplinary report posits a nuanced way of looking at human-land interaction on a farmsite in South Texas, where racial and class conflict existed, but where, in certain pockets of exception, people from culturally different backgrounds came together to labor and laugh in order to make ends meet.< Less
Norquest - Hard Copy By Lupe Flores
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Where does history begin? In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) history began more than one hundred centuries ago during the Pleistocene epoch with the native Coahuiltecans as they roamed an open... More > land. Beginning in 1749, the region was incorporated as a new agricultural and ranching colony in New Spain. A hundred and fifty years later—with the introduction of irrigation and railroads—the LRGV began a century of commercial agriculture. It was in this latter period that Peter Norquest and his family found a new home in the region. This book, based on research conducted by UTPA student in the CHAPS Program, chronicles how the land was changed over the past ten thousand years, and tells the story of the Norquest family's contributions to the history of the region.< Less
Norquest Family - paperback By Lupe Flores
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Where does history begin? In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) history began more than one hundred centuries ago during the Pleistocene epoch with the native Coahuiltecans as they roamed an open... More > land. Beginning in 1749, the region was incorporated as a new agricultural and ranching colony in New Spain. A hundred and fifty years later—with the introduction of irrigation and railroads—the LRGV began a century of commercial agriculture. It was in this latter period that Peter Norquest and his family found a new home in the region. This book, based on research conducted by UTPA student in the CHAPS Program, chronicles how the land was changed over the past ten thousand years, and tells the story of the Norquest family's contributions to the history of the region.< Less
The Cantu Family: A Porciõn of Edinburg By Jenarae Alaniz
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The Cantú family settled in Edinburg, Texas, in the early 1920s and have since developed a thriving produce and trucking business providing crops to markets in the Rio Grande Valley, Houston,... More > and even up further north to the Midwestern states area. This report is the culmination of approximately 24 months of research, fieldwork, and revisions conducted beginning in the Fall of 2012 from a class of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas-Pan American titled “Rediscovering the Rio Grande Valley” under the direction of a multidisciplinary faculty of anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, geographers, geologists, and historians. This is the story of one of the many Mexican American farming families that settled in the Rio Grande region after escaping Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920).< Less
The Eubanks Family: A Porcion of Edinburg By Janette Garcia
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Almost forty years ago, Kenneth and Irene Eubanks came to Edinburg to settle in what would be their final resting place after decades of traveling the world. After a successful professional career... More > as an agricultural economist, a professor and a high-level official for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Kenneth Eubanks found the perfect location to literally "plant roots" with his family in a place referred to as the Magic Valley of Texas. The research conducted for this book represents historical, archaeological, geological and biological data that will forever be preserved within this volume collection of human-land interactions at The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Border Studies Archive's Spanish Land Grant Collection.< Less
Fun N Sun Then N Now By The Writers Group at Fun N Sun
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Readers of Fun N Sun Then N Now will envy the lifestyle of the more than 2,000 seniors who live it up at Fun N Sun every year. Filled with stories and pictures, this fun-to-read book traces the deep... More > south Texas roots of this friendly RV resort from its beginnings in 1967 to the exciting, popular destination it continues to be today.< Less

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