The Development of the Matagorda County Rice Industry

Early Matagorda County Rice Irrigation

Matagorda County African-American Rice Farmers

Second Annual Rice Carnival - August 20, 1902

Outstanding Rice Farmers of the Year - 1954-2011

Rice Festival Queens
 



Bay City, Texas Irrigation Canal 21.
 



Campbell's Rice Farm, Blessing, Texas
 
 

Cardiff Family Rice Farming at Collegeport
 



Yott-Mapes Rice Warehouse - Collegeport
 


Markham Rice Harvest 1904 - Snider Brothers
 


Snider Brothers 1907 - Markham Area Rice Harvest - First Gas Tractor in Matagorda County
 


Early Rice Threshing Scene in Markham area - circa 1910
 

Alice I. Waddie using a Barnes Separator - Markham area - circa 1940
 


First Step in Construction of the Northern Canal System - 1903
 


Second Step in Construction of the Northern Canal System
 


Third Step in Construction of the Northern Canal System
 


Fourth Step in Construction of the Northern Canal System
 


Hauling Pumping Equipment With Wagons and Mules for Northern Pumping Plant
 


Old Northern Irrigation Pumping Plant (1986 site of Joe Birkner Lumber Company)
 


Rice Field, Palacios, Texas
 


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