Sharing history lessons

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The history of Valencia County is something we all should treasure and share. It’s about knowing where we came from and how we got here.
Recently, several residents have formed a unique group, the Bosque Farms Historical Exchange Forum — a nonprofit organization that is bringing historically relevant presentations to the community. The goal of the forum, according to Bosque Farmer Bob Courtney, is to capture the history of the village through audio and visual recordings.
The forum’s organizers are dedicated to this project and to educating village residents, young and old, and help the village retain its rich history.
We believe this is a great idea, not only for Bosque Farms, but for the entire county, the municipalities and every community in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Our history, our heritage is so important that it would be shame if we forget about the people, the places and events that have shaped us.
While the population of Valencia County has grown, especially in the last 20 or so years, we are still a county filled with family, of culture and of great pride. We have been through a lot, we have survived many tribulations, and we, along with groups such as the Bosque Farms Historical Exchange and the Valencia County Historical Society, are determined to tell the tales of the past.
Passing along our history is what we owe to our children, our grandchildren and future generations living in Valencia County. We encourage people to come together, to remember and to be inspired by the Bosque Farms Historical Exchange folks.
It’s about preserving the past for our future.