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Mexican settlers first got here to the valley of the Rio Grande to set up their ranchos within the 1750s. centuries later the nice River, dammed in a global attempt via the U.S. and Mexican governments to supply flood regulate and a extra accountable water offer, inundated twelve settlements that have been outfitted there. below the waters of the recent Falcón Reservoir lay houses, companies, church buildings, and cemeteries deserted by means of citizens on either side of the river while the floods of 1953 crammed the 115,000-acre zone years prior to schedule.

The Smithsonian establishment, the nationwide Park carrier, and the collage of Texas at Austin performed an preliminary survey of the groups misplaced to the Falcón Reservoir, yet those stories have been by no means accomplished or totally stated. while architect W. Eugene George got here to the world within the Nineteen Sixties, he stumbled on a lifestyle ready to be preserved in phrases, pictures, and drawings.

next recessions of the reservoir—in 1983–86 and back in 1996–98—gave George new entry to 1 of the settlements, Guerrero Viejo in Mexico. regrettably, the receding lake waters additionally made the village available to looters. George’s paintings, then, was once the most important in documenting the indigenous structure of those villages, either because it existed ahead of the flooding and because it remained earlier than it used to be despoiled through vandals’ hands.

misplaced structure of the Rio Grande Borderlands combines George’s unique 1975 Texas ancient fee document with the data he gleaned in the course of the low-water sessions. This good-looking, prolonged photographic essay casts new mild at the structure and lives of the folk of the Texas-Mexico borderlands.

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