|Rio Grande River In the Rio Grande (Magic)* Valley|
"Land speculation has been as much a part of American life as....". "Something else of a disturbing nature would have happened--ours was that kind of a family--even if the Texas Land Dealer hadn't come along."
"[The Texas Land Dealer, Mr. John Warner]...expounding at the glories of his proposition. 'California might have its Imperial Valley, but Texas has its *MAG-ic Valley, more romantic, by far.'"
Mr. Crandell's story started in 1923 (in the middle of his Michigan farming experiment):