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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1968
 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
Aunt "Lissie" Pertle

Aunt "Lissie" Pertle

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Aunt Melissa "Lissie" Bryant Pertle, daughter of Dock Bryant. Here she is 88 years old, seated next to her great granddaughter Judy Wallace in 1968. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Ehtel and the Water Boy

Ehtel and the Water Boy

Date: 1968
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Description: This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Estella Matamoros

Estella Matamoros

Date: 1968
Creator: Luna, Oscar
Description: A paper chronicling the life of Estella Matamoros Cortez.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
History of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa Texas

History of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa Texas

Date: c. 1968
Creator: Gutierrez, Irma
Description: Paper written by Irma Gutierrez, chronicling St. Mary's Catholic church
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: a gourd filled with corn and two unfinished baskets, belonging to Mrs. Buddy Hewitt. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: arrowheads, gourd filled with pumpkin seeds, and a mano. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: awls, fiber rope, grasses, and lechuguilla cuds, belonging to the Buddy Webb family. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Indian Artifacts from the Buddy Webb Family

Indian Artifacts from the Buddy Webb Family

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts belonging to the Buddy Webb family. Shown are arrowheads and other implenments found in West Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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