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Among the early arrivals to the town of Edinburg was the Bair family of College Springs, Iowa. In 1920 they joined others, including the Heacocks who had arrived in 1913 and made the Rio Grande Valley their home. The families who were bonded together in the marriage of Dorothy Heacock and Lee Martin Bair were entrepreneurs in retail hardware and agriculture. They experienced droughts, hurricanes, and freezes with their attendant economic shortcomings which changed and often shortened lives. Their son Dwayne Bair would lead a life that included farming, citrus production, and banking. This is his story but also one of many others that called the Rio Grande Valley home.
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program (CHAPS); Gonzalez, Juan L.; Aleman, Ismael; and Bacha-Garza, Roseann, "Bair Farms: a porción of Edinburg" (2016). Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Publications. 5.