Museum of South Texas History

Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Ep. 2)

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MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will feature interviews and oral histories conducted by the Communications and Education departments.
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Stories from the Rio Grande: Ramirez Brothers
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring those who live in the borderland region. In this episode of season two, the sons of Alfonso "Al Ramirez" talk about their father's mayoral term, political activism and other accomplishments. Al Ramirez was the first Hispanic mayor of Edinburg voted into office in the 1960s. Here are some of the photographs from the Al Ramirez Collection: https://mosthistory.org/stories-from-the-rio-grande-ramirez-brothers/ For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com. 
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July 31, 2019
Stories from the Rio Grande: Ruben Villarreal
MOSTHistory:  Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring the many people who live in the borderland region. In this episode of season two, Ruben Villarreal, the former Rio Grande City mayor, talks about growing up in Rio Grande City, the spirit of the bi-cultural region and how his father's values inspired him to pursue a life in public service. For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com. 
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June 3, 2019
Stories from the Rio Grande: Lita Leo
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring the many people who live in the borderland region. In this first episode of season two, Lita Leo provides an insight of how her family, which is well-known throughout Hidalgo County, became involved in local politics. She also tells a few stories about growing up in a political family and how that affected her and her siblings. See the photo gallery of the Leo family: https://mosthistory.org/stories-from-the-rio-grande-lita-leo/  For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com.  
30:54
April 15, 2019
Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Final Episode)
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region.   The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by  Neil Cassady, a former salesman for Griffin & Brand. However, in this final episode, you'll hear from Jimmy Henderson, the owner of Warren Produce in Edinburg, Texas. This final episode concludes "The Lost Empires" and season one of Stories from the Rio Grande.   For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com.  
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February 27, 2019
Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Ep. 4)
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region. The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by Neil Cassady, a former salesman for Griffin & Brand. In this episode, Neil briefly explains the collapse of the fresh produce industry in the Rio Grande Valley and its effects.
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December 13, 2018
Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Ep. 3)
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region. The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by Neil Cassady, a former salesman for Griffin & Brand. In this episode, Neil details the workings of the Griffin & Brand sales office, the difference between farmers' markets and cooperatives, and when fresh produce salesman traveled with migrants. For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com.
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October 15, 2018
Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Ep. 2)
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region. The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by Neil Cassady, a museum volunteer. In this episode, Neil discusses the process of getting fresh produce from the farms to packing sheds and, ultimately, to the clients selling produce. For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com.
27:56
September 7, 2018
Stories from the Rio Grande: The Lost Empires (Pilot)
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by Neil Cassady, a museum volunteer. In this pilot episode, you'll learn more about Cassady's life and how he ended up at Griffin and Brand, a former local fresh produce company in the Rio Grande Valley. For inquiries or suggestions, please send an e-mail to mosthistorymarketing@gmail.com.
15:31
August 1, 2018
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