La Feria News

Scenes from the Past

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past.

This week we’d like to reprint photographs that have been sent to us by our readers. Some long time La Feria residents, some who lived here and later moved away. They give us a glimpse into the past and we’re grateful for these submissions. Please feel free to send more!

Undated (possibly 1950’s) photograph of JP Bowlin Gin’s first bale of cotton in La Feria for Pablo Lopez, grower and coincidentally town constable in the 50’s, seen here with Joe Peets and Nick Ruth, field man. Photo submitted by Alvino Villarreal.

Undated (possibly 1950’s) photograph of JP Bowlin Gin’s first bale of cotton in La Feria for Pablo Lopez, grower and coincidentally town constable in the 50’s, seen here with Joe Peets and Nick Ruth, field man. Photo submitted by Alvino Villarreal.

 

Photo of an automobile accident in 1952. The car is a Hudson and the officer pictured in the photograph is Pinky Dierks, mentioned in a previously published Centennial Story about Lawmen by contributor Michael Lamm. Photo submitted by Alvino Villarreal.

Photo of an automobile accident in 1952. The car is a Hudson and the officer pictured in the photograph is Pinky Dierks, mentioned in a previously published Centennial Story about Lawmen by contributor Michael Lamm. Photo submitted by Alvino Villarreal.

Early this year reader Lisa Dunlevy Bordelon contacted La Feria News by email.

“We have a number of old photographs that we are privileged to share with you in honor and memory of our remarkable mother, Lucile Wessels Dunlevy (1920 – 2014). Mom was the youngest of three children born in La Feria to H.D. Wessels and Elizabeth Brockmeier Wessels.”

Here are a few of the photographs Ms. Bordelon shared with us.

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Do YOU have any photos, books, or stories that might help us piece together La Feria’s storied history? If so please email us or call our office at 956-797-9920 and let us know!

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