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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[Bones and fossils in Big Bend]

[Bones and fossils in Big Bend]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Close-up photograph of woolly mammoth bones and fossils embedded in the soil, near Marfa, Texas. A red trowel is visible near the top of the image. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The land turned against the 'thundering lizards,' and the Age of mammals came upon the earth" (p. 1).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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
The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Covington, Mark
Description: Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written by Josephine Aguilor for an American History Class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1964. It contains biographical information about the Brite family, describing their home and their charitable acts in Marfa, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Burial Ground near Presidio, Texas

Burial Ground near Presidio, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Indian burial ground near Presidio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Butter Churn

Butter Churn

Date: November 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of a butter churn with its dasher owned by Mrs. Fox Parker. It has a number 3 on it and a maple leaf. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Camp Holland

Camp Holland

Date: November 20, 1966
Creator: Thornsburg, William Kim
Description: Paper written by William Kim Thornsburg about Camp Holland built in Viejo Pass near Valentine, Texas. He accounts that the last Apache battle in Texas and how the camp was used later to supply troops along the Rio Grande.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Camp Holland in 1966

Camp Holland in 1966

Date: 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: Here is a colored view of the Camp of what it looked like in 1964. The green part in the center of the three long buildings was a water fountain. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Canine artifact]

[Canine artifact]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3).
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