National Geographic : 1939 Jan
THE TEXAS DELTA OF AN AMERICAN NILE ViPr 'VP" A~l THIS "OLD-TIMER" ONCE CONNECTED BROWNSVILLE WITH THE SEA For many years the little locomotive hauled supplies brought by ships to Point Isabel, over 27 miles of narrow-gauge line laid down in 1871. It was retired from service in 1924 and has since been in a park at Brownsville. Light-draft, stern-wheel steamboats plied the Rio Grande in com petition with the railway. An anchor from one of these old vessels is also preserved in the park (left). .. p ' "" Photographs by B. Anthony Stewart USING "POWDER PUFFS," MEN DUST TENDER CABBAGE PLANTS Muslin bags filled with a finely ground insecticide are given a jolt over each plant. This sends the dust directly among the top leaves where the young head is forming and kills looper worms.