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A short Christmas poem for the citrus industry in the Rio Grande Valley. The poem is to celebrate the 1930s Christmas celebrations.

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A poem about the Rio Grande Valley. The text describes the Valley's agriculture.

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A map showing the location of the Mexican and American armies during the Palo Alto Battle.

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A map about the territory ceded to the United States in 1848-1853. The portion of territory ceded is highlighted in black, and it also includes the location of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site.

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A sketch of General Mariano Arista, former president of Mexico and war veteran. He was a general for the Palo Alto battle, as well as other battles from the Mexican-American War.

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An article about a national historic site dedicated to the battle in Palo Alto. It emphasizes the importance, and purpose of the battlefield in the battle and its preservation.

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A sketch of General Zachary Taylor. He later became the 12th President of the United States, and was recognized for his victories against the Mexican-American wars.

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A topographical sketch of Matamoros showing the army of occupation during the Palo Alto Battle.

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Photograph of Jane Clark with a 33.1 pounds king mackerel fish. She and her team were crowned in the first place of the Offshore Division of the Ladies Kingfish Tournament in 1992.

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A photograph of a butterfly.

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The excerpt from the book describes the contributions made by Frank B. Armstrong. He was a well known naturalists who discover different species of birds.

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An article about the different types of animals that can be found in the Laguna Madre Bay. This bay is close to South Padre Island.

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A description of a bird that can people can find if they visit Laguna Madre Bay. This bay is located across South Padre Island. One of the bird's skills is fishing.

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The cover of a magazine called "South Padre Parade." The magazine is a guide for South Padre Island and it suggests different places for dining, nightlife, fishing, shopping, events, real estate, and more.

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Article about Lake Buchanan and other attractions in Texas. The author describes activities to do and how he enjoyed them.

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Picture of Mary Rodriguez, an 8-years-old, showing a kingfish and bonito fish that she caught for the 1992 Ladies Kingfish Tournament.

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Two articles about different outdoors and water activities that can be done within the Rio Grande Valley area.

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A book regarding the importance of Texas in the field of agriculture, The book states that "Texas produces about one-tenth of the agricultural wealth of the United States.

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A pamphlet regarding the citrus industry and its growth in the Rio Grande Valley.

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A thesis written by a student about the nesting sites in the Rio Grande Valley. One of the points she describes is habitat loss.

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An article about the citrus industry in the Rio Grande Valley. The author explains her agenda coming to the valley and learning about the citrus industry.

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A biography of John H. Shary. He is described as a the "father of the Texas citrus industry." The biography includes an insight of his education and businesses. It also includes a portrait photograph of John Shary. This biography was done for his…

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An article regarding the resignation of Sheriff Raymond Teller after being declared guilty of peonage.

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A newspaper article regarding sentences from a previous case of peonage. The accused included Sheriff Raymond teller and other four Willacy county officers and citizens.

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A newspaper article regarding a case of five man found guilty of peonage.

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A newspaper article about the peonage trial for Sheriff Raymond Teller and eight other officials and citizens. The charges are explained in the article.

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A newspaper article about a case where cotton pickers were sent to jail. In the case, the workers argued that it was a peonage case, but in the article the jail time was justified and not peonage. Sheriff Raymond teller and other officials were…

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The newspaper article describes how workers, who worked as cotton pickers, were threaten with being shoot if they tried to escape. The accused were Sheriff Raymond Teller and eight other county officials and citizens.

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A newspaper article about a case of a violation of the anti-peonage law. The accused include eleven Willacy county residents, Sheriff Raymond Teller and five other officers.

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The article talks about how 14 men had indictments regarding peonage. According to the article, the men were forcing laborers to pick cotton to pay.

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A newspaper article about officers being arrested due to peonage cases.

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An article about the cases against police officers being dismissed. The officers were charged with the murdering of five Mexican prisoners. The cases were dismissed because there was not enough evidence, even though there were several witnesses that…

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Descriptions of different butterflies that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley area.

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Descriptions of birds that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Descriptions of different butterflies that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley area. The list includes exotic types of butterflies.

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Descriptions of different butterflies that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley area.

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Descriptions of different birds that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Descriptions of different specialty butterflies that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley area.

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A map of hot spots where butterflies and birds can be found.

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Descriptions of specialty birds that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley, with pictures of the birds.

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A description of different birds that can be found in the Rio Grande Valley.

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The purpose of this lesson conducted was to teach students the importance of agriculture and teach students the history of John Shary, geography and climate in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas citrus, and how agriculture shapes the Rio Grande Valley. The…

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A photograph of a girl in a carriage during the 1939 Charro Days celebration in Brownsville, Texas. The carriage is attached to a goat.

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Two children dressed up for Charro Days.

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The purpose of the weeks worth of butterflies and migration lessons is to inform students about the world that is around them, from as close as their backyard, to their school campus, even to a location that is just driving distance away from them.…

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The resolution for this lesson is for the students to understand the economic impacts tourism of the Rio Grande Valley. To gain the interest of the students, the teacher will be using the topic of birds and the things that concern them to help the…

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The South Padre Island was first inhabited by native Karankawa Indians. In 1759 the island was granted to Nicolas Balli by King Carlos III of Spain and later passed on to his grandson Padre Jose Nicolas Balli, which is who the island is named after.…

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A photograph of Ford Lee Locket and his mother.

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A photo of Lucy Durantes and a classmate during a Charro Days parade. They can be seen in costumes.

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Lucy Duurantes with classmates photographed in a parade during a Charro Days celebration.
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