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 County: Jeff Davis County, TX
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[Canine artifact]

[Canine artifact]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Close up of Big Bend area landscape]

[Close up of Big Bend area landscape]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of a rocky mountain ( part of the Davis Mountain range) behind a line of trees in the Big Bend area of Jeff Davis County, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[According to an] Indian legend [...] After the heavens, the earth, and the living creatures had been shaped, the Great Spirit had a great accumulation of rocks and stony material left over. Even the Evil Spirit refused the pile, and so it became the mighty Big Bend of Texas" (p. 1).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Davis Mountains in Big Bend]

[Davis Mountains in Big Bend]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Davis Mountains at Big Bend National Park, taken from between two mountain peaks overlooking a valley. Another mountain peak is in the background.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Photograph of Alex Dominguez's Children]

[Photograph of Alex Dominguez's Children]

Date: November 27, 1964
Creator: Barry Scobee
Description: Photograph of six men in suits and one woman in a black dress with a black veil. A handwritten note on the back of the photo indicates that the photo was taken at Alex Dominguez's funeral, and includes his seven living children.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Wooden Cross]

[Wooden Cross]

Date: c. 1968
Creator: Wilson, John
Description: This cross is wooden and a generic shape except that the base widens to 4 cm from 1 cm at the top. One side has a dark line in the natural pattern of the wood. The accompanying card has a printed note, "This cross hand carved of oak from the original cowboy's hitching post or mens prayer tree, Bloy's Cowboy Camp Meeting" and has a handwritten note on the back: "8-18-68. Carved by John Wilson, Pyote, Texas 79777."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library