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 County: Presidio County, TX
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/
[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/
[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/
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/
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 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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
[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 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/
Anastacio and Luisa Flores Chavaria with Manuel Nunez
Photograph of Anastacio Chavaria, his wife Luisa Flores Chavaria and their grandson Manuel Nunez in Ruidosa, Texas in 1916. They stand near a chair with a potted geranium sitting on it. Anastacio and Manuel wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39746/
Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez
Photograph of Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez taken in ?Shafter, Texas in 1925. The boy holds a cap in his hand and leans on an automobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39741/
Angelita M. Campos in her Living Room
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos in her living room. She is working on a colorful quilt. She sits in front of a curtain that she sewed as well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39798/
Angelita M. Campos Working on a Quilt
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos working on a colorful quilt in Marfa, Texas in December 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39799/
Anne Jordan Childers
This is a paper describing Anne Jordan Childers texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39408/
[Anne Marie Jordan Childers]
Portrait of Anne Marie Jordan Childers, also known as Mrs. T.A. Childers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39732/
[Annual Century Club president's luncheon, late 1950s]
An annual President's luncheon of the Marfa Century Culture Club. The attendees are sitting behind a long, decorated table. A centerpiece is prominent, and sits in the middle of the photograph. From left to right: Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Russell Thornsbury (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Mrs. H. L. Hord (incoming President), Mrs. M.T. Bennett (luncheon Chairman and Master of Ceremonies), Mrs. M.S. Baker (outgoing President), and Mrs. George Mimms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39568/
Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper
Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88038/
Area Businesses
Report by Eddie, Villarreal for an American History class at Marfa High School. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with business owners and employees at Marfa Manufacturing Company and Casner Motor Company texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87696/
[Armando and Lucy Garcia at Mando's Drive In]
Interior of Mando's Drive In. Two people are standing behind the checkout counter of the restaurant. Front: Eduardo "Lito" Quintela. Back: Lucy Garcia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39528/
[Ashton House]
Photograph of the roof of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is made of brick. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Ashton House 1971." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88004/
[Ashton House]
Photograph of the porch of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown with grass and weeds. The porch roof is held up with two wooden posts. A handwritten note on the back says, "Armida Campos, Time: March 19, 1971, Place: A very old house near the "lce Plant." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88003/
[Ashton House]
Photograph of the Ashton House taken in December of 1972. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown. The back of the photograph says, "An Original Polaroid Land Photograph," and has ordering information. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88001/
Ashton House and Family
Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88005/
[At Home Card for Mrs. Henry Coffield]
Wedding announcement card celebrating the marriage of Henry Coffield and his wife. The text reads: "Mrs. Henry Coffield, At Home, Thursday, July third, three to four o-clock." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39365/
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88119/
An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero
This is a research paper written by Jesus Cordero for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It gives a first hand account of the interesting life of Dionisio Marquez Cordero. As a child and young man, most of his family was killed in Mexico during the revolution. He eventually came to Texas, married three times and had 12 children. He had many interesting jobs. He became a US citizen in 1962. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39382/
Avant Grocer Co. and Marfa Millinery Co.
Unidentified individuals standing out side of the Avant Grocer Co. and Marfa Millinery Co. in Marfa, Texas. Man who is eighth from the left is A.M. Avant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88205/
[Avant Grocer Company Bank Note]
Business check for Avant Grocer Company in Marfa, Texas. The heading on the check says, "Avant Grocer Company, Staple and Fancy Groceries." There is a logo for Guaranty Fund Bank in the top left. At bottom the check says, "To the Marfa State Bank, Marfa, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88264/
[Avant Grocer Company Letterhead]
Letterhead of Avant Grocer Company. "Marfa, Texas," is printed below the heading. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88266/
Aviation in Presidio County
Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88251/
[Baby Portrait of Abel Dominguez]
Portrait of Abel Dominguez at six months old, sitting in a wicker baby carriage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494207/
[Barren Big Bend desert landscape]
This is a photograph of a barren Big Bend crater. Several edges of the crater contain sparse tufts of grasslands. There is a mountain range in the far distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39674/
[Barren landscape with small mountains in Big Bend]
Photograph of grassy, barren Big Bend landscape. Mountains are in the far distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39653/
Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494447/
Belle of the Ball
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494285/
[Ben Leaton and Juana Pedraza]
Picture of Ben Leaton and Juana Pedraza. Leaton is standing to the right of Juana, who is seated, and has his hand on her arm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39662/
[Big Bend cave painting]
This is a photograph of a Big Bend cave painting. A picture of a cave buffalo is in the upper left quadrant of the photograph. A small picture of a buffalo is in the upper right quadrant of the photograph. A picture of a caveman is prominent in the lower left corner of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39673/
[Big Bend desert landscape containing bushes and mountains]
This is a photograph of wildflowers and grasses in a canyon near the country of Presidio in Marfa, Texas. A large bush of pink wildflowers features in the center left quadrant of the photograph. Green grasses and bushes are behind the pink wildflower bush and expand the width of the photograph. A rocky mountain range features prominently in the upper section of the photograph. The mountain range extends the width of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39680/
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