El Rancho in South Texas: Continuity and Change From 1750 Page: 59
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Top: Modern ranching methods led to a decline in the number of cowboys required to care for the cattle, but ranchers also
needed field hands to raise hay and other feed crops for their livestock. Courtesy Hidalgo County Historical Museum.
Bottom: A new type of labor force was created in South Texas-migrant labor-which followed the crops from the lower Rio
Grande Valley northward toward the Neuces River and eventually into other states. Courtesy Hidalgo County Historical
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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/m1/71/?q=el%20rancho: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.