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J.T. Canales (c. 1905), 29th State Legislature. Image from State Preservation Board.
José Tomás "J.T." Canales (1877–1976) was an attorney and judge, civil rights advocate and state legislator, who moved to Brownsville in 1903. 

Violence feared in Onion Strike in Willacy County
Texas Farmworkers Union launched an onion pickers strike on April 4, 1979 on the farm of Charles Wetegrove, son of Edward Raymond, founder of the city of Raymondville. As with previous farmworker strikes, local law enforcement was brought in by…

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C.L. Miller released on bond after shooting
The United Farm Workers and Texas Farm Workers unions protested annual melon harvests through a series of strikes of local growers including El Texano Ranch, Griffin & Brand, and Southwestern Fruit & Vegetable Company.

However, on May 26, 1975, a…

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Inscription reads: On Feb. 6, 1971, a small group gathered outside the Pharr police department to protest incidents of discrimination and brutality. The crowd grew to hundreds and the day turned violent as tensions with law enforcement escalated.…

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Graphic image from Pharr Riots shows gunshot victim
On Saturday, February 06, 1971, people were protesting discrimination involving the Pharr Police Department. The peaceful protest escalated into rock throwing outside of the police department. Thirty one adults were charged with misdemeanor offenses…

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31 Expelled, 94 remain on suspension at E-E
Newspaper clippings from The Monitor (McAllen) in November/December 1968 describing the protests and walkouts and subsequent actions taken by Edcouch Elsa administrators.

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Antonio Villegas, Sr. was born in 1890. In this interview, Antonio Villegas Sr. talks about Los Tubitos Ranch, Aniceto Pizana, Luis De La Rosa, Las Norias raid, Captain W.M. Hanson, land selling, 1915 Olmito railroad derailment, Texas Rangers,…

Undated image of Anselmo M. Longoria

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Alan Y. Taniguchi

Newspaper advertisement for Birger A. Elwing

Photograph of Kenneth Bentsen, F.A.I.A.

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Leo M.J. Dielmann
Items relating to architect Leo M.J. Dielmann

Portrait of Samuel W. Brooks (1829–1903).
Items are related to "Preserving Our Past: People Saving Places" is a digital exhibit designed to draw attention to the Samuel W. Brooks who made an impact on the cultural and historical landscape of the lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Ninth Cavalry NCOs (1889)
Racial tension between residents of Rio Grande City and black soldiers of Troop D, Ninth Cavalry stationed at Fort Ringgold escalated following the October 16, 1899 shooting of two soldiers after a gambling dispute. The two injured soldiers were…

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No. 234 American Consulate, H. Matamoros, Mexico, January 26, 1916 to Secretary of State, page 1 of 4.
La Matanza, or The Massacre, refers to a period of sustained violence against ethnic Mexicans in Texas amid the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). Mexicanos and Tejanos were systematically targeted and denied due process by the U.S. Army, Texas Rangers,…

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Bazan and Longoria listed among people killed
Jesus Bazán and Antonio Longoria were two prominent Mexican-American residents of South Texas. In September 1915, armed robbers hijacked them for their horses their supplies. When the two men reported the incident to Texas Ranger Capt. Henry Lee…

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Buffalo Soldier, 25th Infantry, Co.

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La Casita Farms Select Vegetables Label
In 1966 a bitter dispute between farmworkers and owners of La Casita Farms, El Texano Ranch, and Griffen & Brand farms took place in Starr County. Farmworkers harvesting melons demanded minimum wage and improved working conditions. Their strike…

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Banco Map 89553

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Dr. Mary Ann Headley Edgerton

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