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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
American History Project

American History Project

Date: c. 1967
Creator: Vasquez, Olga
Description: This is a paper describing the people who lived in Casa Piedra (otherwise known as La Punta del Agua).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]

[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]

Date: c. 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Velma
Description: This report gives a brief overview of the life of Jesse Blackwell, telling about his family and career as an educator.
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
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
[Joe M. Evans speaking from a podium]

[Joe M. Evans speaking from a podium]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Joe E. Evans, humorist, in his later years. He is standing behind a saddle and a bale of hay, and is speaking from a podium.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Nephews of Teresa Campos

Nephews of Teresa Campos

Date: c. 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Paper written by Luis Campos for a History class at Marfa High School in 1966, describing the people in the 1922 photo, "Teresa Campos Family" and giving some history of his grandmother's family.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Silvester Chavira's Family

Silvester Chavira's Family

Date: c. 1967-11
Creator: Traveo, Lupita
Description: Paper written by Lupita Traveo for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes Silvester Chavira's family including his parents and his children ; and the work they each did and who they married. Information for this paper was collected in an interview with Elocia Chavira on November 1, 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Wayne Cartledge posing with some of his favorite pictures]

[Wayne Cartledge posing with some of his favorite pictures]

Date: December 11, 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Mister R. Cartledge ("Mister Wayne") is posing with some of his favorite pictures. He is leaning against a television set.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Wayne Cartledge sitting at a typewriter]

[Wayne Cartledge sitting at a typewriter]

Date: December 11, 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Mister R. Cartledge ("Mister Wayne") is working at his desk in front of a typewriter.
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
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