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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/
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/
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/
Alphonso Bustillos
Page describing a photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at age 10 months, in 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87675/
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 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/
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/
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/
[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/
[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/
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 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/
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/
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/
Bill from R.L. Livingston & Co. General Store
Facsimile of a bill of sale from R.L. Livingston General Merchandise Co for Mrs. Joe Humphries of Marfa, Texas in 1898. 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/metapth87911/
The Biography of Atanachio Campos
This is a research paper written by Luiz Campos for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966 about his Uncle Atanachio Campas. The paper describes a photo of a funeral for Trine Campos, his uncle's son and gives a brief history of Atanachio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39436/
Biography of Gabriel Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Gabriel Campos, son of Lino Campos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39431/
The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother
This is a research paper written by Luiz Campos for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966 about his grandparents. It describes a picture of them and gives a brief family history. Luiz's grandmother lived to be 112 years old! texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39433/
Bloys Camp-Meeting
This report discusses the history of the Bloys Camp-Meeting from its founding by Brother Bloys up through the time that the report was written (1964) with the use of first-hand accounts. The report is handwritten in ink on lined notebook paper texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40213/
Bloys Campmeeting
This paper focuses primarily on Reverend William Benjamin Bloys and how he ended up starting the annual camp meeting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39990/
Bloys Campmeeting Association
This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1970 service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39977/
Borunda Family
Part of a Marfa High School research paper about the Borunda family. The page describes a photo of Albino and Andre Gonzales, sisters of Tonia Borunda. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87661/
The Borunda Family
Report written for a Marfa High School history class by Paul Spitzer on December 7, 1970. The paper briefly tells the story of Carolina Palomo and Cipriano Borunda. Carolina ran the Old Borunda Cafe. It covers their childhoods, their relocation to Marfa with their families, their marriage, their businesses, and their deaths. It includes a hand-drawn family tree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87665/
The Brite Ranch Raid
This is a collection of pages and objects related to an entry by Clint W. White for the Alpine History Fair in Marfa, Texas in March 1984. Accompanying the research paper are three "History Day" judges' rating cards, a participant ribbon, and a certificate. The paper mentions a model of the ranch headquarters that accompanied this report. as well. Three ia a hand-written paper telling about the author's sources of information about the ranch. The three-page typed report tells the story of the raid on the Brite Ranch in 1917. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87655/
The Brite's of Marfa, Texas
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87649/
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Martha Sue Horn for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on her interviews with business owners and employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc., the Marfa Public Library, the Nu-Way Grocery Store, Colomo's Handy Store and Genevieve's Beauty Shop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87695/
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Glenn Garcia for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with Jesusita Brito of Chuy's Place and Robert Martinez of Sandy's Grocery Store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87693/
[Call for Military Service for Ben Avant, 1917]
Official call for military service and to appear for physical examination for Ben Sidney Avant of Marfa, Texas August 17, 1917. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88174/
The Camels are Coming
Paper illustrating the history of the US Army Camel Corps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39375/
The Campos Family
This is a research paper written by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1970. It covers the history of the Campos family of west Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39434/
Carolina and John Humphries
Photgraph of Carolina Borunda Humphries with the her husband John in Fort Davis, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87366/
Carolina Borunda
Portionof a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975. It describes three photographs of Carolina Palomo Bondura. The information came from her daughter, Carolina Borunda Humphries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87662/
Carolina Palomo Borunda on her Farm
Photgraph of Carolina Palomo Borunda with a calf on her farm east of Marfa. She wears a long dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87367/
Cattle Brands of Texas
This is a research paper written by Russell F. White for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 4, 1964. It covers the history of cattle branding and has many illustrations of brands in Texas that were used by ranches in Texas, including those of Indians and Mexicans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87650/
Celia Acosta
Paper describing a photograph of Celia Acosta at age 7, dressed for her first Holy Communion. It also contains other biographical information about Celia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88040/
The Children's Entertainment
Small card listing items in a program to entertain children in Marfa, Texas on November 20, 1891. Included are songs, tableaux, drills, and a minuet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39384/
[Class Schedule for Ben Avant, 1907]
Class schedule from West Texas Military Academy for Ben Avant, 5th Form, dated Sept 18, 1907. Classes included: Study Hall, Spanish II, Plain Geometry, History V, English V, Algebra V, Arithmetic V, And English Grammar. Signed by Principal A. G Blackwell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88172/
Code of Ethics, Photographers' Association of America
Copy of the Code of Ethics for the Photographers' Association of America. Page has decorative purple border around the text. It is signed by James P. Keith. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87645/
The Construction of an Adobe House
Research paper written by Joe Luis Carrasco about the process of building an adobe house. Also included are two pages of photographs that show the process. This paper was written in 1972 for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88256/
Cow Country Comedy
Paper on the history and development of West Texas humor texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39367/
The Crosson Family
Paper written by Jon Polson for his history class at Marfa High School on January 29, 1978. It is about the family of George and Lizzie Crosson, two of the earliest settlers in west Texas. They arrived by covered wagon in 1866-1867. The started the Goat Mountain Ranch and had five children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39368/
Cuanderos and Their World, Past and Present
Research paper written by Sally Salcido for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes the cuanderos - or quack-healers in Hispanic culture. The paper lists several diseases and remedies used by cuanderos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39372/
[Dance Card for The Story Book Ball]
Dance Card with pencil from The Story Book Ball held on March 3, 1919 at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The dance was sponsored by the Merry Maids Musical Club. Names of dance partners are listed on the pages inside. Dances include the Foxtrot, Waltz and One Step. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88179/
[Descriptions of Photographs - Marfa, Texas]
Pages describing the photographs of Father Maas and the altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa. These were part of a research paper by a student at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87884/
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