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The Rafael Carrasco Family

The Rafael Carrasco Family

Date: 1970
Creator: Acosta, Abigay C.
Description: Research paper about the Rafael Carrasco Family of Marfa, Texas. It describes his parents, his wife, his children, their ranch and grocery store.This is a research paper written by Abigay C. Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
A Research Theme - The Old Borunda Cafe

A Research Theme - The Old Borunda Cafe

Date: 1964
Creator: Acosta, Elida
Description: Research paper written by Elida Acota for a history class at Marfa High School in 1964. It is a biography about Carolina Palomo Borunda.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Cicilio Acosta

Cicilio Acosta

Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Mario
Description: Paper by Mario Acosta about his relative, Cicilio Acosta, a farmer in Redford, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Thomas Acosta

Thomas Acosta

Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Mario
Description: Paper by Mario Acosta about his relatives, Thomas and Eliza Acosta.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
People at La Fiesta de San Juan in Terlingua

People at La Fiesta de San Juan in Terlingua

Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Saul
Description: Two pages describing a photograph with a group of people going to La Fiesta de San Juan in Terlingua. Some of them were relatives of Saul Acosta.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Those Early Days

Those Early Days

Date: 1966
Creator: Acosta, Saul C.
Description: Research paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966 by Saul C. Acosta. The paper is about his grandfather, Rafael Carrasco (1860 - 1954) and his ranch, family and transport business.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Ira Cline - Disciple of Law

Ira Cline - Disciple of Law

Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Alvarado, Pablo
Description: This is a research paper written by Pablo Alvarado for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 13, 1972. It is a biography of Ira Cline, a man who worked in law enforcement most of his life in west Texas and Mexico.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
An Interesting Person

An Interesting Person

Date: January 10, 1977
Creator: Alvarodo, Rosalba
Description: Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado in 1977. The report is based on an interview with C.J. Alvarado in January 1977. He was a school teacher in Duval and Presidio Counties and later a postmaster in Redford, Texas.
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The Young Lady Who Recommended Herself

The Young Lady Who Recommended Herself

Date: December 13, 1976
Creator: Alvarodo, Rosalba
Description: Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado. It is the story of how Cosme Alvarado chose a woman for his office assistant based on what he saw rather than any letter of recommendation.
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The Rock House

The Rock House

Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Arce, Hugh
Description: This is a paper describing both Casa Piedra, "The Rock House," and the people who lived in Casa Piedra.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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