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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Big Bend Trail Riders from Odessa

Big Bend Trail Riders from Odessa

Date: 1961~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of (L-R) J.B. Crow, Sammy Briggs. and Ray Briggs on horseback. They are members of the Odessa team taking part in the 1961 Big Bend Trail Ride, sponsored by the Big Bend Trail Ride Association. Sammy was the outstanding junior rider in the 1960 ride.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Biography of George Dawson

The Biography of George Dawson

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Bustillos, Albert, Jr.
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the rancher George Dawson from Shafter, Texas, who during his lifetime managed two large ranges, "El Rancho Del Pajorito" and "La Mora." In 1918, Dawson was called to the Army for World War I and was stationed in France for a year. Dawson spent the remainder of his life maintaining the two ranches with his wife, Juana Dawson, who was the main contributor of the information in this paper.
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
Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel

Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Rojo, Margarita
Description: This report is written in two sections giving brief biographies of William Woodworth Bogel and his wife Sarah Newton Bogel. The report also includes a poem written by Mr. Whittier and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Bogel.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Biography of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr

Biography of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: McCutchen, Sellen
Description: A history paper chronicling of the life of Mr. Robert Jefferson Carr.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Date: 1966
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mr. Victor Dominguez, who was an employee at the Murphy-Walker Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas, until her started a taxi stand, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dominguez, Sr., a ranching family.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother

The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother

Date: 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written by Luiz Campos for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966 about his grandparents. It describes a picture of them and gives a brief family history. Luiz's grandmother lived to be 112 years old!
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Camp-Meeting

Bloys Camp-Meeting

Date: January 10, 1964
Creator: Webb, Evelyn Jeanette
Description: This report discusses the history of the Bloys Camp-Meeting from its founding by Brother Bloys up through the time that the report was written (1964) with the use of first-hand accounts. The report is handwritten in ink on lined notebook paper
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Campmeeting

Bloys Campmeeting

Date: 1966
Creator: Schuder, Jerry
Description: This paper focuses primarily on Reverend William Benjamin Bloys and how he ended up starting the annual camp meeting.
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Border Patrol

Border Patrol

Date: 1967
Creator: Villareal, Ernest
Description: This paper describes a number of photographs of the early Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas. It was written by Ernest Villareal for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library