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UTRGV Digital Exhibits

About this Exhibit

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. 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 exhibit was originally a physical exhibition at the University Library Edinburg Campus, April 2 - May 30, 2018 designed by Deandra Cavazos to showcase the John H. Shary Collection.

The digital exhibit features the same text and image documents that were originally on display. Use the menu items at the right to explore the exhibit pages.

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