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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
[Wooden Cross]

[Wooden Cross]

Date: c. 1968
Creator: Wilson, John
Description: This cross is wooden and a generic shape except that the base widens to 4 cm from 1 cm at the top. One side has a dark line in the natural pattern of the wood. The accompanying card has a printed note, "This cross hand carved of oak from the original cowboy's hitching post or mens prayer tree, Bloy's Cowboy Camp Meeting" and has a handwritten note on the back: "8-18-68. Carved by John Wilson, Pyote, Texas 79777."
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
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