JANUARY 14, 1963

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p11
The article chronicles the settlement of the territorial dispute between the U.S. and Mexico on January 14, 1963. When the Rio Grande changed course in 1864, the river created a 630-acre parcel of land for the U.S. that had belonged to Mexico. For years the diplomats argued. Finally, in 1911, recommendations were made that the U.S. When John Kennedy became President he ordered the State Department to move on the old problem. Kennedy was dead before the official end of the border dispute.


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