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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.
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CCC Service Camp

CCC Service Camp

Date: 1933
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture was taken in 1933, during the depression, when President Roosevelt held office. It shows a CCC Service Camp, which was formed so that the people could work. Their jobs were at making roads on the Chisos Mountain, where Big Bend is now located. The government paid the federal workers according to their duties and responsibilities under several different pay plans. They lived in these camps and were allowed to leave every fifteen days to go to the nearest town."
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CCC Service Camp Employees

CCC Service Camp Employees

Date: January 23, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture, taken in January 23, 1934, shows five federal employees standing in front of their barrack, These men worked in the CCC camps." The photo shows men standing on the steps outside the doorway.
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Enlace Matrimonial

Enlace Matrimonial

Date: January 1937
Creator: unknown
Description: Wedding invitation for Anita Marquez and Jose Barron in Marfa, Texas on January 31, 1937. A dance was held after the ceremony.
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Febronio Acosta, Identification Card, 1930

Febronio Acosta, Identification Card, 1930

Date: January 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Identification Card belonging to Febronio Acosta, President of the Mexican Honorary Commission during 1930.
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Frances Faver Cline and Margaret Cline

Frances Faver Cline and Margaret Cline

Date: September 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Frances Faver Cline (Mrs. Ira) and Margaret Cline, her daughter-in-law, taken on September 29, 1944. This photo was included in a research paper by Pablo Alvarado for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
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[Inesitas]

[Inesitas]

Date: 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1929 Class of “Inesitas” from Marfa, Texas as they made their First Communion moving toward becoming part of Las Hijas de Maria. Inesitas were young girls who prayed to the Virgin Mary de Gualdalupe and wore white dresses with hoods to church. Written on the photo, "Asociacion de 'Inesitas' de Marfa, Tex. Dic. 8 - 1929"
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[Knights of Columbus, 1928]

[Knights of Columbus, 1928]

Date: 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Caballeros de Colon or Knights of Columbus in 1928. Top row (L-R): first, Mr. Jones, second, Mr. Tiburcio, Sixth, Mr. Tarsado, tenth, Mariano Jiner, eleventh, Pete Waren, thirteenth, Victor Dominguez, fourteenth, Lorenzo Quintania, fifteenth, Manuel Franco, sixteenth, Atanosio Balenzuela, and eighteenth, Artudo Barrera. Middle row (L-R): first, Beto Udiace, second, Lucas Herrera, third, Mr. Jones, fourth, Mr. Martinez, sixth, Bill Rice, seventh, Johnny Parace, eighth, Esavelo Vasquez, ninth, Lupe Mendias, tenth, Willie Udiase, thirteenth, Jose Fierro, fifteenth, Urban Mendias, sixteenth, Chon Udiace, nineteenth, Frank Russell, and twenty-first, Craspun Vasquez. Front row (L-R): first, Chon Segura, third, Conrado Vasquez, Dr. seventh, Jose N., eighth, Clovias Kiaroes, eleventh, Father Warner, twelfth, Fernando Delice, Thirteenth, David W., fourteenth, Fidel Glenn, sixteenth, Secundio Mart5inez, seventeenth, Mr. Moses, and eighteenth, Richard Garcia.
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Luz and Manuel Cruz in Chihuahua, Mexico

Luz and Manuel Cruz in Chihuahua, Mexico

Date: March 19, 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard from March 19, 1921 picturing Luz Cruz and her son Manuel while on a trip to Chihuahua, Mexico. There is correspondence on the back in Spanish. This photo was included in a report by Salvador Roman, Jr. for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975.
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Margarita, Filipe, and Demetria Carrasco, Dressed for a Wedding

Margarita, Filipe, and Demetria Carrasco, Dressed for a Wedding

Date: August 2, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Margarita, Felipe, and Demetria Carrasco who were siblings. They are dressed for a wedding. The girls wear dresses that their grandmother Candelaria made for them. A description is written on the back in Spanish.
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