Cattle Brands of South Texas


Ashlee Martinez


Annie Banda

8th Grade Berta Cabaza Middle School

Two influences shaped the ranching heritage of the Lower Rio Grande region: Hispanic traditions and practices, and the skills brought to Texas by Anglo-American colonists in the 1800s. The first ranches of the Lower Rio Grande developed from the settlements of Jose de Escandon. These ranches became the primary economic and social units for settlers. The purpose of this project is to exhibit several early and unique 1900 brands of the cattlemen of Cameron County, Texas.

Foreword by Alfonso Garcia