Striking Images Of Rural Life In Texas During The 1970s

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Photo: Marc St. Gil / EPA

Marc St. Gil was one of about a hundred photographers commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency to document American Life in the 1970s.He traveled to the areas of surrounding Houston and San Antonio, Texas and captured what life was like on ranches and in small towns.

Woodrow Wilson, One of Leakey's Local Characters, in His Pickup. He Never Works, But Sits Staring at the River from 7 A.M until Sunset 06/1972

A Skinned Possum Shown by One of the Oldest Trappers in Texas, the Town of Leakey. Near San Antonio, 12/1973

Fur Skins of Fox, Raccoon and Bobcat Being Prepared for Market in Leakey, Texas, near San Antonio, 12/1973

Cow on a Farm near Leakey, Being De-Horned. Near San Antonio, 12/1973

Fur Buyer with a Load of Deer Hides in Leakey, near San Antonio, 12/1973

Young Woman from San Antonio, Texas, Who Spends Her Vacations in Leakey, Texas, Because She Likes the People and Has Many Friends in the Town. Near San Antonio 12/1973

Workers from Mexico at a Cedar Mill near Leakey, Texas, as a Supervisor Stands by near San Antonio 12/1973

Teenage Girls Wading the Frio Canyon River near Leakey Texas, While on an Outing with Friends near San Antonio 05/1973

One Girl Smokes Pot While Her Friend Watches During an Outing in Cedar Woods near Leakey, Texas. (Taken with Permission) near San Antonio. One of Nine Pictures 05/1973

Sheep Being Sheared on a Ranch, near Leakey, Texas, and San Antonio 05/1973

Sheared Sheep on a Ranch near Leakey, Texas, Awaiting Transport to a Slaughter House on Return to Pasture near San Antonio 05/1973

Pizza Place in the Town of Leakey, Texas, near San Antonio 05/1973

Deer Hunters Drink and Play Poker While Waiting for Wild Deer. The Hunters Have Built a Permanent Camp to Which They Return Each Year, 11/1972

The First Deer Casualty of the Hunting Season Is Tied to Top of Automobile. Leakey Gasoline Station 11/1972

Main Street of Leakey, 11/1972

Morris Fisher, Owner of the Local Grocery and Drugstore, 11/1972

Swimming in Polluted Lake Charles. Olin-Mathieson Plant in Background 06/1972

Deer Hunters Prepare Their Evening Meal at the Permanent Camp They Have Constructed near Wild Deer Feeding Places. They Construct Blinds near the Feeding Places and Slaughter the Animals When They Come for Food, 11/1972

The First Deer Killed in the Hunting Season Arrives at Deer Storage 11/1972

Larry Roming, 34, and Frank Stumbaugh 27, at the Hunter's Permanent Camp. The Hunters Fatten Wild Deer by Leaving Grain at Their Feeding Places. 11/1972

Jack Hilliard, Deer Hunter, Wears His Handgun While Playing Poker at the Hunters' Camp. He Uses It to Kill Rattlesnakes in the Forest, 11/1972

Deer Hunters at Their Permanent Camp Amuse Themselves between Real Kills. They Leave Grain at the Deer's Feeding Places and Wait until Sunset When the Deer Come Out to Feed. Hiding behind Deer Blinds, the Hunters Find the Animals an Easy Prey, 11/1972

City Street Car, 07/1972

Oil Derrick beside Restaurant and Used Car Lot, 06/1972

Message on a Wall in the Frio Canyon Lodge, 07/1972

Sunday Services in Leakey 07/1972

Leakey Store Owners, 07/1972

Father and Son Who Own One of the Ranches in the Leakey Texas, and San Antonio Area Watch as Sheep Are Sheared, 05/1973

Spurs of a Ranch Hand Who Works in the Area of Leakey Texas, near San Antonio 05/1973

Miss Junior Texas Shown with Friends in Leakey, Texas, Her Home Town, near San Antonio, 05/1973

Ranch Family in the Leakey, Texas, and San Antonio Area Eating on the Porch of the Bunkhouse 05/1973

Motorcyclist from Leakey, Texas, Stops to Talk with Friends near San Antonio, 05/1973

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