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Overview

The Rio Grande is a river that runs from the state of Colorado through to the Gulf of Mexico. In particular a portion of this river separates the border between the United States and Mexico along the state of Texas along the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

American Frontier

During the days of the American Frontier, the Rio Grande was the sight of conflicts with many famous gunfighters.

It was here that the Masked Raider prevented outlaw Grey Gidden and his gang from overthrowing the Texas State government and take over the region[1]. Later cattle rustler Sam Larup tried to smuggle his recent stolen cattle across the Rio Grande and tricked cowboy Tex Taylor into helping him. Taylor was arrested for this, but the hero broke out of jail and expose Larup, clearing his name[2]. Taylor later returned to the Rio Grande with his sidekick Alkali Ike and assisted the United States Army in stopping a human trafficking scheme that smuggled illegal immigrants into the US from Mexico[3]. The Rio Grande was used by the so-called Legion of the Dead to cross over from Mexico into the state of Texas to raid towns until they were stopped by Kid Colt.[4]

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