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 Resource Type: Text
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Adobes

Adobes

Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Cobos, Sammy
Description: Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Airplanes

Airplanes

Date: 1968
Creator: Orozco, Cecilia
Description: Research paper written by Cecilia Orozco about the 1st Aero Squadron, the first aviation unit used in active field service in the history of the United States Army. With the paper are two letters from Stacy C. Hinkle, which were used to write the paper. This paper was written for a history class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Barb Wire

Barb Wire

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: White, Robert
Description: Research paper written by Robert White about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother

The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother

Date: 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written by Luiz Campos for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966 about his grandparents. It describes a picture of them and gives a brief family history. Luiz's grandmother lived to be 112 years old!
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Camp-Meeting

Bloys Camp-Meeting

Date: January 10, 1964
Creator: Webb, Evelyn Jeanette
Description: This report discusses the history of the Bloys Camp-Meeting from its founding by Brother Bloys up through the time that the report was written (1964) with the use of first-hand accounts. The report is handwritten in ink on lined notebook paper
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Campmeeting

Bloys Campmeeting

Date: 1966
Creator: Schuder, Jerry
Description: This paper focuses primarily on Reverend William Benjamin Bloys and how he ended up starting the annual camp meeting.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written by Josephine Aguilor for an American History Class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1964. It contains biographical information about the Brite family, describing their home and their charitable acts in Marfa, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Cattle Brands of Texas

Cattle Brands of Texas

Date: May 4, 1964
Creator: White, Russell F.
Description: This is a research paper written by Russell F. White for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 4, 1964. It covers the history of cattle branding and has many illustrations of brands in Texas that were used by ranches in Texas, including those of Indians and Mexicans.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Early Housekeeping

Early Housekeeping

Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Newton, Elizabeth
Description: Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967, written by Elizabeth Newton. She describes the daily chores and work done by women in the pioneer days of Texas, without electricity or plumbing.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Entertainment on the Ranch]

[Entertainment on the Ranch]

Date: c. 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Paper describing how workers on the ranches entertained themselves by staging plays and eating together.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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