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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
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
Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Date: December 10, 1969
Creator: Arriola, Conrado
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Dutchovers

The Dutchovers

Date: 1964
Creator: Arriola, Emma D.
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Diedrick Dutchover, his wife, Refugia "Cara" Salcido, and their ten children. The author discusses the origin of the name "Dutchover," Diedrick Dutchover's job riding as guard to mail coaches, and the establishment of the Dutchover ranch.
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
A Theme of the History of the Marfa Baptist Church

A Theme of the History of the Marfa Baptist Church

Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: Baize, Rose Mary
Description: Theme paper written by Rose Mary Baize for Mrs. Murphy Bennett's American History class at Marfa High School in January 1964. It covers the history of the Baptist church in Marfa including the various buildings where it met, who the leaders were and how it changed overtime.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Hub Castleberry, Camp Cook

Hub Castleberry, Camp Cook

Date: December 5, 1969
Creator: Baker, Roxanne
Description: Research paper written by Roxanne Baker detailing the life of Hub Castleberry as a camp cook for the McElroy or Y ranch.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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