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The Cantú family settled in Edinburg, Texas, in the early 1920s and have since developed a thriving produce and trucking business providing crops to markets in the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, and even up further north to the Midwestern states area. This report is the culmination of approximately 24 months of research, fieldwork, and revisions conducted beginning in the Fall of 2012 from a class of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas-Pan American titled “Rediscovering the Rio Grande Valley” under the direction of a multidisciplinary faculty of anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, geographers, geologists, and historians. This is the story of one of the many Mexican American farming families that settled in the Rio Grande region after escaping Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920).
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University of Texas--Pan American. Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program (CHAPS); Dorsey, Margaret E.; Alaniz, Janarae; Silva, Roland; and Bacha-Garza, Roseann, "The Cantú Family: a porción of Edinburg" (2014). Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Publications. 4.