Today this section of the country not only compares favorably with other sections which have been settled much longer, but even excels them in many respects. The unusual fertility of the soil is a large factor and the splendid irrigation system in operation insures a plentiful supply of moisture at any and all times.Almost any agricultural product may be grown in the valley.
The land companies have played no small part in the settlement and development of the Valley.
It has always been to their interest to find the favorable conditions and point them out to the people elsewhere.
And where unfavorable conditions have existed they have looked for possibilities, and by developing these possibilities they have rendered favorable what had been unfavorable.
Posted by Dave Sanders | Texas | Posted on October 20th, 2015 LOCATION AND HISTORY OF SCHOOL.
[Taken from the 1921 Bears Memories yearbook] Although there were a few white families living in the Lower Rio Grande Valley forty or fifty years ago, nevertheless it has been only fourteen or fifteen years since the real settlement of the Valley began, Since that time the country has developed from a sparsely settled wilderness into a very populous district, thickly dotted with thriving towns.
Grass, trees, flowers, and all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and agricultural products are growing everywhere.
Schools, churches, and other institutions which mark the progress of civilization and culture have come into existence.
All kinds of fruits can be grown, but the oranges and grape fruit in particular have made the Valley famous.
Last year, at the National Fair, the citrus fruits from the Valley were given first, second, and third places, ranking above those from Florida and California.
The climate is equitable, no extremes of temperature occurring at one time during the year.
The summer temperature never reaches the extreme height which it does in sections farther north, and the nights are always cool and pleasant. And it would be hard to land a section of country which is more healthful than the Valley.