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Border Fence

Description: Photograph of a section of bollard-style pedestrian border fence in Brownsville, Texas, with electrical boxes in the nearest section of the fence. It was erected by U.S. Homeland security in the late 2000s as part of the "Secure Fence Act of 2006."
Date: June 27, 2018
Creator: Hicks, William
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Palmito Hill Battlefield Memorial

Description: Southward facing panoramic photograph of Palmito Hill Battlefield, the last land battle of the American Civil War on May 12-13, 1865. As viewed from the interpretive platform of the Historic Landmark near Boca Chica Blvd. and Palmito Hill Rd.
Date: June 27, 2018
Creator: Hicks, William
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Cristo de los Pescadores

Description: Photograph of statue entitled, "Cristo de los Pescadores" in Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island north west of the Jetties. The statue is on top of carved, stacked blocks of stone that have small plaques on them and it is behind a carved stone marker that has text and illustrations of a ship and anchors.
Date: June 26, 2018
Creator: Hicks, William
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Statue of Padre José Nicolás Ballí

Description: Statue of Padre J. Nicolas Balli Located on South Padre Island. Historical Marker on base reads: "Padre Island, off the South Texas coast, is named for Padre Jose Nicolas Balli (177?-1829), whose family migrated from Spain in 1569 and became large landowners in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. In 1800 Balli applied to King Charles IV of Spain for 11 1/2 leagues of land on the island, and in 1804 started its first settlement, Rancho Santa Cruz. Padre Balli served as collector of finances for all the churches in the Rio Grande Valley and founded the first mission in present Cameron County. Padre Balli's ministry was a great influence on the lives of early South Texas settlers."
Date: June 26, 2018
Creator: Hicks, William
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