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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
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/
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/
[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/
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
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/
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/
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/
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/
Alphonso Bustillos
Page describing a photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at age 10 months, in 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87675/
[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/
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/
Andes Alvorado
Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88060/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
Anne Jordan Childers
This is a paper describing Anne Jordan Childers texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39408/
Annual Catalog of the Pleasanton High School Term of 1906 and 1907
Annual catalog of the Pleasanton High School for 1906 and 1907. It contains a description of Atascosa County, courses of study for grades one through ten, and features many local advertisements. The name Ben S. Avant is written in pencil on the front cover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88180/
Antique Wash Bowl
Photographs of antique wash bowl and pitcher owned by Jessie Mueller. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87908/
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/
[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 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/
Atascador
Pamphlet advertising real estate and agri-business in an "All American Colony in Mexico" called Atascador. Land was offered at $12.50 - 25 per acre. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88198/
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/
Autographed Photo of Pilots Jimmie Mattern and Bernie Griffin
Autographed photograph of pilots Jimmie Mattern and Bernie Griffin, prior to their attempt to fly around the world. The trip was funded by D.W. Bryant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87469/
[Automobiles in Circle]
Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88022/
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/
Barb Wire
Research paper written by Robert White about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87902/
Barbed-Wire: A Research Paper For American History
Research paper written by Cookie Schneider about the history and types of barbed wire. The paper mentions William D. Hunt, who obtained the first patent for barbed wire in 1867. This paper was written in 1967 for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87901/
Barbed Wire: A Research Project for M. H. S.
Research paper written by Johnny Sanchez about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87900/
Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization
Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87903/
Barriers in Labor During the Depression
Paper based on an interview with Johnnie Collie. The paper describes his family, his different jobs in a variety of places and his time in the U.S. Army. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977 by Orlando Garcia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39390/
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/
Beta Sigma Phi Members
Page with a photograph and description of three members of Beta Sigma Phi. They are preparing Christmas decorations for an upcoming dance. Pictured (L-R): Mrs. Jack Brunson, Mrs. Charlie Henderson, and Mrs. Carl Robinson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87682/
The Big Bend and the Big Bend National Park
Research done by Dr. Ron Tyler on the history of Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area. Chapters included are: The Big Bend, The Spaniards, The Chihuahua Trail, The Topographical Engineers, Settlement, Banditry, The National Park texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87883/
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