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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1966
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
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 George Dawson

The Biography of George Dawson

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Bustillos, Albert, Jr.
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the rancher George Dawson from Shafter, Texas, who during his lifetime managed two large ranges, "El Rancho Del Pajorito" and "La Mora." In 1918, Dawson was called to the Army for World War I and was stationed in France for a year. Dawson spent the remainder of his life maintaining the two ranches with his wife, Juana Dawson, who was the main contributor of the information in this paper.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel

Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Rojo, Margarita
Description: This report is written in two sections giving brief biographies of William Woodworth Bogel and his wife Sarah Newton Bogel. The report also includes a poem written by Mr. Whittier and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Bogel.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Biography of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr

Biography of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: McCutchen, Sellen
Description: A history paper chronicling of the life of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Date: 1966
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mr. Victor Dominguez, who was an employee at the Murphy-Walker Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas, until her started a taxi stand, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dominguez, Sr., a ranching family.
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 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 Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Covington, Mark
Description: Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Camp Holland

Camp Holland

Date: November 20, 1966
Creator: Thornsburg, William Kim
Description: Paper written by William Kim Thornsburg about Camp Holland built in Viejo Pass near Valentine, Texas. He accounts that the last Apache battle in Texas and how the camp was used later to supply troops along the Rio Grande.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Chavirra and Nunez Family History

Chavirra and Nunez Family History

Date: 1966
Creator: Nunez, Stella
Description: Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School by Stella Nunez about her family's history. It was written in 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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