Gold in the Magic Valley

John H. Shary and the Citrus Industry of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

This exhibition is presented by Special Collections & Archives to highlight the John H. Shary Collection. It focuses on how one man’s dream of building a citrus empire helped stimulate the rapid growth of the Rio Grande Valley’s economy and develop the “Magic Valley” into a reality.

The digital exhibit features photographs and documents relating to the Shary family and the development of the Valley's citrus industry.

Use the links in the menu (right) to explore the exhibit pages and digital items.



Deandra Cavazos and Shannon Pensa