El Rancho in South Texas: Continuity and Change From 1750 Page: 58
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Top left: Anglos brought in the mule-drawn fiwo to build earthen dams, an important technological innovation in the region.
They were used on ranches as well as in the oil fields. Courtesy The Dr. Fred'k McGregor Photo Collection of the Corpus Christi
Above: Early irrigation canal and system under construction, about 191s. Irrigation canals made possible a boom in cultivated
lands along the Rio Grande. Courtesy Hidalgo County Historical Museum.
Top r*ht: Two early automobiles on the Alta Vista Ranch in southern Jim Hogg County. The car and the pickup brought a new
mobility to South Texas ranch people. Photo taken around 1925. Courtesy W. W. Jones Family Archives.
58 El Rancho in South Texas
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Graham, Joe S. El Rancho in South Texas: Continuity and Change From 1750, book, 1994; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28328/m1/70/?q=el%20rancho: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.