Women bask in the sun beside oil pumps, Padre Island, Texas. April 1980.Photograph by Gordon Gahan, National Geographic Creative

Women bask in the sun beside oil pumps, Padre Island, Texas. April 1980.Photograph by Gordon Gahan, National Geographic Creative

Roseate Spoonbill fledglings waiting to feed in Texas, Febuary 1962.Photograph by Frederick Kent Truslow, National Geographic

Roseate Spoonbill fledglings waiting to feed in Texas, Febuary 1962.Photograph by Frederick Kent Truslow, National Geographic

Evening rush hour in Houston, Texas.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

Evening rush hour in Houston, Texas.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

A dog rests on a couch in a store in Texas, 1992.Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic

A dog rests on a couch in a store in Texas, 1992.Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic

Mexicans moving a home along the river highway in Texas.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Mexicans moving a home along the river highway in Texas.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Navy pilots test their steadiness and muscular coordination in Corpus Christi, Texas.Photograph by the U.S. Navy

Navy pilots test their steadiness and muscular coordination in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Photograph by the U.S. Navy

The post office and general store in Castolon, Texas.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

The post office and general store in Castolon, Texas.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

Men ride a weed-burning rail car in Texas, June 1941.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

Men ride a weed-burning rail car in Texas, June 1941.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

A girl wears a novelty braided Texas straw hat, October 1939.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

A girl wears a novelty braided Texas straw hat, October 1939.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic