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The Magic Valley Of The Lower Rio Grande The Agricultural Department, Southern Pacific Lines

The Magic Valley Of The Lower Rio Grande

The Agricultural Department, Southern Pacific Lines

Publication: Privately printed, nd ca 1928, Houston

First edition. 10 1/8" x 6 7/8" in pictorial wrappers with title in red ink. 24 pp. Introduction. Illustrations. A booklet encouraging people to relocate to the Magic Valley of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. This valley is unusually favorable to the farmer as it offers a warm climate, fertile soil, and good irrigation water. Discusses the location, irrigation facilities, crops and what various crops are worth, can expect to sell crops for, citrus fruits and what crops are worth, dairying and poultry raising, etc. Offers a 1-page chart showing kind of crop, time of planting, time of maturity, average production per acre, amount of see per acre and various remarks about each crop. Offers table showing the number of cars shipped from the Rio Grande Valley in the truck season from 1919 - 1927, emphasizing how rapidly the truck industry has grown (thanks to the abundance of crops). Black and white photographs include various crops, homes, irrigation ditches, individuals working in fields, farm animals, important buildings, etc. Page edges as well as edges of wrappers are soiled. rubbing to spine and with light wear to the extremities of the wrappers. Very good.

Inventory Number: 44133

$255.00