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1901 store order of Thomas Crosson sent to Murphy & Walker bank
Informal order blank used by Thomas Clement Crosson in 1901. The order was sent to Murphy & Walker, a general store and bank located in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39807/
A 1913 Wedding
Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494400/
1919 Plane Crash: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School
Research paper written by Danny Roman about a plane crash that happened in 1919 in Marfa that killed Benito Viscaino, Jr., and Augustin Viscaino. The paper was written for a class at Marfa High School in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88253/
1930 Wedding
Photograph of a wedding in 1930. The bride and groom are, Cecilia Quintana and Rafael Bejarano. The Best Man is Daniel Quintana and the Maid of Honor is Sixta Quintana. The Flower Girl is Alice Jiminez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87644/
1930 Wedding
This is a paper accompanying a photograph, written by Danny Roman for an American History Class at Marfa High School on February 21, 1978. It describes a wedding party. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87708/
[1935 class picture from Casa Piedra]
Class picture of Mrs. Ora Matthews' junior high class in 1935. From left to right: Rita Alvarado, Jesusita Herrera, Josephine Polanco, Conrado Vasquez, Jr., Anita Hernandez, Carmen Vasquez, Cirso Munoz, Catarina Chavez, and Lucilla Polanco. Lucilla Polanco was employed by Casner Motor Company in the 1960s. Josephine Polanco was Mrs. Henry Lujan, Emerald's mother. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39767/
82nd Field Artillery Barracks
Photograph of the 82nd Field Artillery barracks. In the front row, second from right is Alton Ashcroft. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88074/
[82nd Field Artillery Hiking to Marfa]
Photograph of the 82nd Field Artillery on the second day of their eight-day hike to Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88081/
Abstract of Judgement, 1892, Bexar County
Abstract of Judgment for S. Deutsch & Co. vs. T.F. Chapman et als, October 1892 in Bexar County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88190/
[Acolytes in Procession at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marfa, Texas]
Photograph acolytes in procession, carrying a cross and candles, outside of St Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87875/
Actor from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88103/
[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]
Photograph of ruins in Big Bend desert. Several wood support beams of varying lengths support the wall structure. A stone marker near the photograph's left quadrant describes the structure. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39666/
[Adobe Bricks]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88027/
[Adobe House]
Photograph of an adobe house. The house does not yet have a roof. The foundation, doors and windows have been completed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88030/
[Adobe House]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88149/
[Adobe House]
Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88153/
[Adobe House]
Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88151/
[Adobe House]
Photograph of a small adobe house. There is a pile of trash on the side of the house, and a fence in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88154/
The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88155/
Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch
Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87531/
Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch
Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87498/
Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87681/
[Adobe Structure]
Photographic detail of an adobe house. Arched shape may be a sort of chimney on a roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87947/
Adobes
Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87961/
[Aerial Photograph of Marfa]
Copy photograph of an aerial view of Marfa, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marfa, Texas - Fall 1919, White canvas hangars under "t," top center, marks airfield to east of town. Picture taken at about 1500' with pocket camera by Lieutenant Stacy C. Hinkle, 11th Aero Squadron, Army Air Service." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87991/
[Aerial Photograph of River]
Photograph of an aerial view of mountains and a river. There is a bi-plane in flight in the lower right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87968/
Aerial View of Camp Holland
Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39803/
[After the deer hunt]
In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40175/
The Air Age Comes to Marfa
Research paper written by John Walker about Cal Rodgers' historic cross-continental flight on the Vin Fiz Flyer and his stop in Marfa, Texas. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School and is dated October 13, 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88247/
[Air Plane Wrecked At Marfa Texas]
Photograph of a plane wreck in Marfa, Texas in June 1919. The plane has crashed into a small pond. Two men can be seen standing in the background. In the foreground is clothing, including a hat, that belonged to children killed when the plane hit the pond. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Air plane wrecked at Marfa Tex June 26th 1919." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87993/
[Aircraft Hangar]
Photograph of several people inside an aircraft hangar, including a young child. Several planes are visible in the background, outside the hangar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87974/
[Airplane in Field]
Photograph of a bi-plane in a field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87971/
Airplanes
Research paper written by Cecilia Orozco about the 1st Aero Squadron, the first aviation unit used in active field service in the history of the United States Army. With the paper are two letters from Stacy C. Hinkle, which were used to write the paper. This paper was written for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88245/
Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature
Photograph of a Alabama land deed for 220 acres belonging to Garrison Deens. it is signed by President James Buchanan on November 1, 1858. Mr. Deens sold this land to James O. Sellers in 1859 or 1860. Mr. Sellers was Ethel Bryant's grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87416/
Alice Bishop
This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39992/
Alphonso Bustillos
Page describing a photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at age 10 months, in 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87675/
Alphonso Bustillos as a Baby
Photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at 10 months old. He was the son on Jesus and Cruz Bustillos of Shafter, Texas and was born in 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87301/
[Alpine Postcard]
Postcard of Kokernot Springs aquifer in Alpine, Texas. The photograph on the postcard shows the spring surrounded by trees. A handwritten note on the card says, "Kokernot Springs, Alpine, Tex. Copr By J. C. Thain, 1920." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88014/
[Alpine Postcard]
Postcard of a view of Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. The postcard is addressed to Maria R. Pena in El Paso, Texas. It is dated April 22, 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88013/
[Alpine School]
Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88012/
[Alpine Street]
Photograph of a rodeo parade in Alpine, Texas in October, 1924. There are several parked cars in the foreground. On the street are several men on horseback and in horse-drawn vehicles. They are wearing shirts with "06" on the backs. A banner in the street between two buildings says, "Come to San Angelo Fair." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Parade Alpine Tex. Oct 1924." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88018/
Alpine, The Last Frontier Land
Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88024/
[Altar of Sacred Heart Catholic Church]
Altar of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39709/
[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]
Close up of the altar in Marfa's St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1920s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39713/
Alton Ashcraft in Front of Barrack
Photograph of Alton Ashcraft standing in front of his barrack in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88078/
[American and Texas flags]
This is a picture of two flags on a flagpole. The top flag is the American flag. The bottom flag is the Texas state flag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39686/
American History Paper
Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87647/
American History Project
This is a paper describing the people who lived in Casa Piedra (otherwise known as La Punta del Agua). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39427/
American History Research Project on The Brite's Ranch Raid
This is a research paper written by Ruben Pena-Alforo for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It tells the story of the raid by Mexican bandits on the L.C. Brite Ranch near Marfa, Texas. They stole a lot of goods from the ranch store and murdered three innocent people. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87652/
Amy Rawlston L. Bunton, 1893
Photograph of Amy Rawlston L. Bunton in 1893. She wears a shirt with buttons. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87718/
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