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 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Actor from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"

Actor from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"

Date: March 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Gene and Cleo Odell preparing for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]

[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of Fort Leaton ruins in the Big Bend desert, near Presidio, Texas. Several wood support beams of varying lengths support the wall structure. A stone marker near the photograph's left quadrant describes the structure. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The mission was successful, and Christianized many of the tribes until the Padres were called back from this wilderness in the eighteenth century" (pp. 3-4).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe Bricks]

[Adobe Bricks]

Date: 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of adobe bricks drying outside. They will later be used to build a house nearby. There are short adobe walls in the foreground. In the background are other small buildings.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe House]

[Adobe House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an adobe house. The house does not yet have a roof. The foundation, doors and windows have been completed.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe House]

[Adobe House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There is a pile of trash on the side of the house, and a fence in the background.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe House]

[Adobe House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an adobe house and several people sitting and standing around it. A child is standing by the door. A woman holding a baby animal is standing near the side of the house. Three adults and two children are sitting and standing on the roof of the house. They are also holding animals. The house is built into the side of a cliff. A note in the lower right corner says, "Duncan Photo 1442 The Rio Grande."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe House]

[Adobe House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Adobe House]

[Adobe House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

Date: January 1977
Creator: Conners, Mary Francis
Description: Research paper written by Mary Francis Conners about the construction of adobe bricks and buildings. The paper describes what adobe is and where adobe buildings are normally found. This paper was written in in January of 1977 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Date: 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Page with a photograph and description of an adobe house in 1910 built of mud located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek. This was part of a report done for a History class at Marfa High School.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library