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Castolon: A Meeting Place of Two Cultures--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Castolon: A Meeting Place of Two Cultures, students will compare the Spanish and Anglo influences on settlements along the Texas-Mexico border region of the Rio Grande. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's Web pages include information on one of the largest and least visited of America's national parks. Included is information on the history of the Castolon Historic District, the importance of the La Harmonia Company Store, and a general cultural history of the area.

The Handbook of Texas Online
Search the Handbook of Texas Online, a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, for further information on Castolon and the Mexican Revolution. The handbook comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories dealing with Texas.

Smithsonian: U.S. Latino History and Culture
Visit this special Latino feature for information on "border culture." Included on the site is an overview of issues related to living on the border, both in the past and the present. Of special interest are the links titled "United States-Mexico Borderlands/La Frontera" and "Borders and Identity."

Library of Congress: The South Texas Border, 1900-1920
The American Memory Collection feature, The South Texas Border, 1900-1920 captures the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. It includes negatives, slides, prints, postcards, and maps that document the history and development of South Texas and the Mexican border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence along the border, and the development of the Rio Grande Valley.

Library of Congress: America's Story from America's Library
The America's Story from America's Library Web page explores what was happening in different regions of the United States during the same time period when Castolon was being settled. Included on the site are photographs accompanied by histories of a variety of events occuring around the country.

South and West Texas
This National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary provides information on more than 50 historic places listed in the National Register associated Texas history, including Big Bend National Park.


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