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Smooth Sailing: 1939

Smooth Sailing: 1939

February 1939. "Bathroom of tenant purchase house. Hidalgo County, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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A cottage for sail

This is a lovely picture and probably the most sailboats you're ever likely to see in Hidalgo County. La Sal del Rey is a salt lake located close to the middle of the county and situated on a bed consisting of rock-crystal salt composed of 99.0897% sodium chloride. As the name suggests, this was a resource claimed by the Spanish Crown while it held Mexico and what we know today as Texas. As the lake is generally around 3 to 4 feet in depth, there is little maritime activity in the immediate environs.

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I wonder how many sailboats are in this picture.

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