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1919 Plane Crash: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

1919 Plane Crash: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

Date: February 21, 1978
Creator: Roman, Danny
Description: Research paper written by Danny Roman about a plane crash that happened in 1919 in Marfa that killed Benito Viscaino, Jr., and Augustin Viscaino. The paper was written for a class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
Description: Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Ashton House and Family

Ashton House and Family

Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
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An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero

An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero

Date: May 20, 1974
Creator: Cordero, Jesus Manuel
Description: This is a research paper written by Jesus Cordero for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It gives a first hand account of the interesting life of Dionisio Marquez Cordero. As a child and young man, most of his family was killed in Mexico during the revolution. He eventually came to Texas, married three times and had 12 children. He had many interesting jobs. He became a US citizen in 1962.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Aviation in Presidio County

Aviation in Presidio County

Date: January 13, 1974
Creator: Henderson, Matt
Description: Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County.
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Barbed-Wire: A Research Paper For American History

Barbed-Wire: A Research Paper For American History

Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Schneider, Cookie
Description: Research paper written by Cookie Schneider about the history and types of barbed wire. The paper mentions William D. Hunt, who obtained the first patent for barbed wire in 1867. This paper was written in 1967 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee
Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
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Biography of Esotonia Bencomo

Biography of Esotonia Bencomo

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written about Esotonia Bencomo by a relative of hers for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes her life of being raised by her grandmother and how she went off to college and never married.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]

[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]

Date: c. 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Velma
Description: This report gives a brief overview of the life of Jesse Blackwell, telling about his family and career as an educator.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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