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LOST PHOTOS OF STARR COUNTY
The Sgt Roy Chamberlain Collection


Fort Ringgold and Environs c. 1918

Seeking the help of former soldiers, civilians
and present-day historians from the Borderlands

Group One:
Street scenes, Buildings and Landscapes

All Photos Courtesy Jim Gesler, Wyoming New York
Cameron County courthouse, Brownsville , Texas
The Cameron County Courthouse - still brand new in 1918.
South Texas street scene
Elizabeth Street?
Texas landscape
(?)
South Texas building vintage photo
Day of the Jacal*

*Jacal: "A primitive building with walls constructed of vertically placed pickets, covered with mud and topped with a thatched roof."
South Texas building vintage photo
Day of the Jacal II
South Texas street lined with palm trees
Unidentified Street lined with palms
South Texas street scene
Unidentified Street

Rio Grande City?
South Texas street scene
Main St. in Rio Grande City. The 2 story bldg. on the right is today's famous restored La Borde House.
School building in South Texas
School building in Rio Grande City one block east of the courthouse.
Destroyed by fire.
More Lost Photos of Starr County

  • One: Civilian Streets, Buildings and Landscapes ( 10 Images)
  • Two: Military Buildings (4 Images)
  • Three: Trucks and Equipment (6 Images)
  • Four: Photos of Sgt Chamberlain, himself. (5 Images)

    These images taken 88 years ago (more or less) have never been published before. If anyone can identify any of the civilian buildings or buildings on Fort Ringgold itself, please let us know.

    Please address any comments to editor@texasescapes.com

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