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“If you visit Costilla today, you can guess how it used to look. . . .”
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“If you visit Costilla today, you can guess how it used to look. The adobe houses are strung out in continuous rows, flat-roofed, thick-walled, with low silled doorways and pails up-ended over the chimney tops. In the windows are flowering plants in tin cans…The houses were surrounded by small farms and gardens.”
Gabino Rendon, as told to Edith Agnew
Hand on My Shoulder
Board of National Missions, The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1953