National Geographic : 1939 Oct
"WHEN WE GIVE POPEYE THE SPINACH, HE HARDLY KNOWS HIS OWN STRENGTH-FEEL THAT MUSCLE!" From rich, irrigated Rio Grande Valley fields about Crystal City, Texas, train loads of spinach are cut, iced and shipped each season. There, in honor of Pop eye the Sailor, patron saint of spinach farmers, this ridiculous effigy was erected. Photographs byLus Marden "HORSE THIEVES FROM ACROSS THE RIVER SHOOT AT US NOW AND THEN--BUT WE'RE STILL HERE" She's bona fide-one of the few still-surviving, honest-to-goodness cowgirls. She "rolls her own," can ride anything with hair on its back, and helps her husband manage a successful ranch near Glenn Springs, Texas (page 430).