McAllen Public Library

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The McAllen Public Library provides access to its collection of aerial photographs taken during the 1960's. The photographs document the extensive growth from a primarily agricultural area to an international industrial trade and manufacturing region.

Twelve years ago a governmental agency donated approximately 906 , 24" x 24" aerial photographs of South Texas, Hidalgo County, the City of McAllen. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Area ranked the fourth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States between 1990 and 2000 showing a steady population growth rate that exceeded forty percent. These photographs captured during the early 1960's and many recorded in 1975 provide a snapshot of the extensive growth to the McAllen area.

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Name: Julia Guerrero Reed
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McAllen Public Library
4001 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, Texas 78504

Phone: (956) 681-3000
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