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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1965
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Capote Falls]

[Capote Falls]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Capote Falls, near Marfa. A small waterfall is cascading between two large cliffs. The tops of a few trees can been seen at the bottom left and right corners of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
George Francis and Thomas Clement Crosson

George Francis and Thomas Clement Crosson

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Hampton, Donna Lee
Description: This is a paper describing the lives of George Francis Crosson and Thomas Clement Crosson.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Life of Dr. Joseph Darracott

Life of Dr. Joseph Darracott

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Errington, Joe
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dr. Joseph Calhoun Darracott, a successful doctor who worked and spent most of his life in Marfa, Texas. Darracott moved to Shafter, Texas, for two years as a company doctor; spent a short time in El Paso, Texas; served as a naval medical officer in World War I; and spent the remainder of his life in Marfa.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Life of Francis King Duncan

Life of Francis King Duncan

Date: December 13, 1965
Creator: Bagley, Bob
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Francis King Duncan, who was pronounced dead by three doctors when he cracked his skull open on an old wooden stove in a train collision; but while the undertaker was preparing him for burial, he awoke. He developed a bad case of boils, contracted tuberculosis twice, and caught yellow fever in Oregon. After his service in World War I, Frank Duncan settled in Marfa, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Cabezuela, Nora
Description: This is a paper describing the life of Jesus Cabezuela, by Nora Cabezuela.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Life of Jesus Cabezuela

The Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Mendoza, Lynda Grace
Description: This is a paper describing the life of Jesus Cabezuela, by Lynda Grace Mendoza.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton

Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton

Date: 1965
Creator: Gardner, Walter
Description: This research paper is a biography about Lucius Bunton and his sons, Sam and Oren who lived in Shafter and Marfa, Texas during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It tells of their many ranches in West Texas. Walter Gardner wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1965.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Life of Max Cortez Fall Research Paper for American History

The Life of Max Cortez Fall Research Paper for American History

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Cortez, Martha
Description: Biography of Max Cortez written by his great-granddaughter, Martha Cortez. Max Cortez was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1867.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Life of W. T. Davis

The Life of W. T. Davis

Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Minjares, Mary Jane
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Judge W. T. Davis, who came to Marfa, Texas, in 1907 to establish a ranching business and meat market. He was elected county judge in 1926, and he and his family became a prominent part of the community.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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