Two girls smoking pot in Cedar Woods near Leakey, Texas, 1973
Documerica was a program sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” in the United States from about 1972 to 1977.
Project director Gifford D. Hampshire took on relatively well-known photographers to work for the EPA on the project including Erik Calonius, Gene Daniels, Ken Hayman, Anne LaBastille, Danny Lyon, Boyd Norton, Yoichi Okamoto, Charles O’Rear, Tomas Sennett, Bill Strode, Suzanne Szasz, and John H. White. The photographers were organised geographically usually where they were already active. It was Marc St. Gil who focused primarily on Leakey, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
The population of Leakey in 2010 according to the census was 425 which was precisely the amount recorded in 1960.The town is named after John H. Leakey (1824–1900), a pioneer from Tennessee.
Pizza place in the town of Leakey
Teenage girls wading the Frio Canyon river, 1973
Young people gathering in the Cedar woods by the Frio Canyon river near Leakey, 1973
A motorcyclist from Leakey
Group of teenagers in Leakey
On the bank of the Frio Canyon River
Smoking pot in the Cedar Woods near Leaky
Woman from San Antonio spends her vacations in Leakey
Interior of a local gas station in Leakey, Texas
The harmonica player is 93 years old.
Smoking pot in Cedar Woods
Miss Junior Texas shown with friends in Leakey
Picking leaves from his girl’s hair near the banks of the Frio Canyon river.
Leakey Store owners
Leakey’s Church of Christ after Sunday services
Leakey drug store
A Skinned Possum Shown by One of the Oldest Trappers in Texas, the Town of Leakey. Near San Antonio, 12/1973 Marc St. Gil
Den behind a store which caters to the teenagers in Leakey near San Antonio, 1973