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BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE SCENIC PARK

BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE SCENIC PARK. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Scenic Park, a 588-acre park on the Rio Grande six miles west of Mission in Hidalgo County, was acquired by the state in 1944. The park is a favorite spot for bird watchers. It has many rare specimens, including Lichenstein's oriole, hooded oriole, gray hawk, pauraque, groove-billed ani, longbilled thrasher, green jay, kiskadee flycatcher, and red-eyed cowbird.

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Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE SCENIC PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkb12), accessed October 01, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.