The Pearl of the Valley – San Benito News


By RENE TORRES
Special to the NEWS

On September of 1929, a special invitation was published in the “Brownsville Herald” in conjunction with the sale of lots in San Perlita, Texas, also known as the Little Pearl of the Valley. The following is a word-for-word report as advertised in the July 28 issue of the “Herald:”

Location
Ten miles north east of Raymondville, and located in the center of an excellent farming area, lies San Perlita. The developers of San Perlita had in mind, on its location, not only its value as a commercial center, but pleasure as well. San Perlita’s proximity to Red Fish Bay makes, boating, bathing, and fishing a reality.

Opportunities
There are many opportunities for everyone in this fast-growing community; there is an opening for a Drug Store; Feed and Seed store, Barber Tailor Shop, Garage, Hotel, Confectionery, Bank, Plumbing and Electrical Shop, Blacksmith Shop. These are but a few of the opportunities here.

Crops
The fertile soil around San Perlita produces and abundance of Colton Onions, Tomatoes, and Watermelon and is particularly adaptable for citrus. Cotton crops this year is unusually large.

The town of opportunities
San Perlita has paved streets and is the smallest community in the world to enjoy this distinction. It has a cotton gin, lumber yard, bakery, canning factory, grocery, restaurant and icehouse, excellent water, lights, etc. Enjoy a train ride, the city is located on the extension of the Missouri Pacific Lines. You’ll find the area friendly, progressive, and believe in the future of this community.

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