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VOLUME 10, NXTMBBR 1
San Benito, Tex., Gem of the Lower Rio Grande
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PANORAMIC VIEW OF SAN BENITO
Phenomenal Growth of City in Irrigated Region -
San Bonito is attracting attention in all parte of the United State
becanso of its rapid growth. Two years ago it was not on the map.
Today it has a population, within tho city, of 2,000 and a trading
population of 3,000 additional, making 5,000 in all.
San Benito is tho scat of tho territory tributary to tho great San
Bonito Gravity Irrigation Canal, tho largest in tho State. It is ideally
located on tho Main Lino of tho St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico
Kailroad, 10 miles north of Brownsville. Its remarkable growth
has been duo alone to tho fact that it is located in tho center of one
of tho most prosperous agricultural regions in the State, a region
which is .developing faster, perhaps, than any in tho United States.
San Bonito has cement sidewalks, wide, well drained, well graded
streets, city water and lights; good schools, permanent and expensive
residences, churches, good, well constructed business blocks and
well stocked stores.
San Bcnifo is one of tho most desirable locations in the State for
a winter homo. Splendid climate. Convenient to seashore Good
fishing, bathing, boating and hunting. "Pleasure and profit go liand
in hand." Tho winter visitor can make a handsome income from a
small winter truck farm, an orange grove or a sugar plantation.
San Bonito has unequalled transportation facilities. Interurban
railroad now building. All farms within a mile and a half from
transportation. Interurban will centralize trade of all tho surround
ing country hero. Splendid opening for business houses.
Tho San Bonito Irrigation Canal is
ono of tho flnost In tho United States.
It Is puroly a gravity canal, taking its
water supply from tho Rio Grando
without tho aid of pumps. It is 37
miles long, 250 foot wldo and 20 feet
doop. Moro than 70 miles of main lat
erals or branch, canals, ranging from
2G to no foot in width, havo been con
structed. Tho climate is semi-arid. Mild sum
mer and winter. Not so warm in sum
mer as cities as far north as St. Louis
and Chicago. No opprossivo days.
Tho wlntors are tho delight of the
northern visitor. Flowers and plants
of all kinds grow in tho opon all win
ter. No rainy season or foggy days.
No provalont diseases. Most healthful
roglon iri America. Profit and pleas
ure go hand In hand.
Tho San Bonito soil -was made by tho
silt deposits of tho Rio Grando in ages
past. It is many foot in depth and of
Inoxhaustiblo fertility. It is gonorally
frlablo and easily worked. Varies from
a black sandy silt to a rich chocolate
Tho combination of Boil, wator n I
cllmato at San Bonito makes It pos
sible to grow a larger varioty of pro
ducts hero than In any othor section
of tho United Statos.
San Bonito is in tho center of a Forty Thousand Acre Tract of
Land irrigated from tho San Benito Canal. No region of the United
States offers superior advantages in an agricultural way. It is in
tho heart of tho Delta of the Rio Grande.
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Cabbage and Onion Wagons Waiting Turn to Lend into tho Bo
SEND COUPON FOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET
San Bonito Land & Water Co., BojCB, San Benito, Texas.
Gentlemen: Please send, without Incurring any obligation to m
your illustrated booklet containing full information of you, IrrlgaTed
R. F. D.
Sugar cane, cotton, corn, broom 'corn
and alfalfa aro the staple products.
Winter vegetables and fruit and nuts
grow to perfection and all conditions
hero aro more favorable to their pro-
IHtV" In any other section of
the United States.
Sugar cane yields from 30 to 50 tons
to. tho acre and needs to bo replanted
only once In six years. Full twelve
months a year for tho crop to grow.
This region is second to none in the
western hemisphere as a sugar cane
ZL?anS arG now makln
can? P6r ttCr 0n susar
Cotton makes from three-fourths to
one and one-half bales an acre and
may be picked in time to follow with
a crop of winter vegetables on -the
Corn yields two crops a year and
finds a ready market at from 75c to
Alfalfa is very profitable.- It is cut
2 !? t9.t0n Jlme-B a year an yields
to thnrce-t0hs to a ton and a half
to the acre each cutting.
besf1?8' caulIflwer, cucum
bers, string beans, tomatoes, eg
Plants, radishes, beets, turnlns 2J
Pors, pumpkins, water melons, cantaloup Hi ? Teet ttoe, pep
dantly and we market tliemXn?of nnv Ti. wherries yield abun-
Rare Agricultural Opportunity
San Benito Land & Water Co.
Box B, San Benito, Texas
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