National Geographic : 1939 Oct
RIATAS AND ROMANCE ON THE RIO GRANDE Dufaycolor by Luis Marden BIG AS A BRAIDED RUG, THIS IS ACTUALLY A TEXAS STRAW HAT She'd blow clear away in a border dust storm ! Though the making of huge straw sombreros is a lower Rio Grande industry, such giant wagon-wheel sunshades are braided only as novelties. UC)National G(eographic society iuutaycolor Dy Luis iviaraen IN A LONELY BIG BEND COUNTRY STORE THE CUSTOMER GRINDS HER OWN COFFEE Far from railroads or main highways, a combined post office and general store forms the whole " town " of Castolon. It is a survival of pioneer days, carrying everything from horse collars and lanterns to cheese, crackers, and bear traps.