Let's take a lok at a failed Texas Agricultural Experiment in Brownsville, Texas. Our local library did not have a cop of Norman Rozeff's book on the topic of Sugar Mills in South Texas but check this link a link after viewing this pictorial look back at our little known local history.
Excerpt from Norman Rozeff's publication on the subject of Sugarcane industry in South Texas
1914 Sanborn Map clipping
1929 overview with streets and landmarks identified (from Les Mauldin photo collection)
Google Maps comparison image
Early 1900's Robert Runyon photos of rice mill
1938 1014 Brownsville Herald news-clipping with news of a devastating fire