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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Resource Type: Text
 Decade: 1970-1979
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
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 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/
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 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/
The Economics of the Lumber Activity at Old Fort Davis from 1854-1884
Research paper written by Mac Morrow on July 13, 1972. The paper describes the the lumber activities in Fort Davis, Texas. It covers the history of Fort Davis, the climate of the area, the costs of obtaining lumber, sawmills nearby, and Indian attacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87837/
Espejo in the Big Bend
Research paper written by Florian A. Kolodzie for a History class at Marfa High School on January 19, 1948. The paper is about the Spanish exploreres, especailly Antonio de Espejo, in the Big Bend area of Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87835/
The Extinction and Return of the Bighorn Sheep in Texas
This is a research paper written by Paula Kilpatric for an American History Class at Marfa High School on April 15, 1975. It discusses the bighorn sheep population in the Big Bend area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87691/
Felix Manuela Arlacon Aguilar
Description of photographs of Felix and Manuela Arlacon Aguilar on their engagement and wedding day in 1928 and 1929 in Presidio, Texas. Written by Robert Prieto for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88058/
Flyer for Bicentennial Celebration in Marfa
Flyer for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88143/
Fort Davis 1880
Research paper written to describe six photographs of buildings and men at Fort Davis in West Texas in the 1880s. Once a militaty fort, it is now a National Historic Site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87834/
Fredrick Alvarado, 1943
Description of a portrait of Fredrick Alvarado, taken on April 18, 1943 in Ruidosa, New Mexico. He fought in World War II. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88066/
Hans Briam
Research paper written by Martha Dempsey for a class at Marfa High School in 1972. The paper is about the ancestors and life of Hans Briam. He was a merchant in San Antonio and Marfa, Texas in the early twentieth century. His slogan was, "I never sleep". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87687/
Hilaria Acosta, 1914
Description of a portrait of Hilaria Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88062/
Interesting Person
Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in January 1977 by Rink Polson. It is about Lee Bennett, a teacher in Marfa and founder of the Junior Historians of Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88259/
An Interesting Person
Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado in 1977. The report is based on an interview with C.J. Alvarado in January 1977. He was a school teacher in Duval and Presidio Counties and later a postmaster in Redford, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88158/
It's a Corker
History Thesis by Carleen Pirtle about glass bottles, written in januyary 1971. The paper gives a brief history of different types of glass bottles: whiskeys, bitters, medicines, house-holds, and drink bottles - beer, wine, soda water. It discusses why these bottles are so interesting and how some of them were made. It also has six pages of hand-drawn examples of bottles. Note cards are included at the end that may have been used to describe specific bottles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87690/
Letter accompanying the Colquitt Spoon
Letter from Walt Roberts that was sent along with the Colquitt Spoon to someone named Lee. The Colquitts were a ranching family in Presidio County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39387/
Letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere
A handwritten letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere on May 15, 1975 to someone named Lee thanking them for their tribute to her father, L.C. Brite. Included u=is a poem she sent with the letter called, "The Camp Meeting" by Ester Vale Secrest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87656/
Lino Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Lino Campos, born in 1894. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39432/
Marfa Junior Historians
Paper by Lee Bennett about the Junior Historians in Marfa, Texas. It explains what they do, projects and papers the have written and awards they have won. She discusses how history helps young people build relationships with their parents and living relatives through interviews, projects and oral history and how they learn to appreciate the Big Bend area by researching things about it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88261/
Maria Baeza
Page accompanying and describing a photograph of Maria Baeza, wife of Catarino Prieto, who was the owner of the Exxon station in Marfa in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87697/
Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito
Paper describing a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito in 1910. They were both born in Cuchillo Parado, Mexico. Mr. Brito was a high-ranking officer for Pancho Villa. He was killed by Mexican Federalists during a raid in Chihuahua. His wife died of old age in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87698/
Mrs. Carrasco
This paper contains a biography of Paula Quiroz Carrasco. It discusses her family and her talent for knitting. This was a research paper by Silvino Ocon for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39370/
One Wrong Cut
This report relates an anecdote about Edward "Speck" Bogel, the son of a rancher in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39988/
Paper about early Cars in Marfa
Paper written by an David Newton for a history class at Marfa High School. The first page of the report is missing. The report discusses early autos, problems with tires, types of engines, transmissions, and the difficulty of getting parts for automobiles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39388/
Personal Letter from Lee Roy Middleton
Copy of a letter written from Lee Roy Middleton to Lonnie Wiemers in February 1970. It contains biographical information about Mr.L.C. Brite. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87364/
A Picture Report by McMinn White
Paper by McMinn White that describes photographs of the Brite Ranch. Photos included, the Texas Rangers, alfalfa fields, the ranch's headquarters, and some of the ranch hands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87654/
Pictures
Part of a research paper by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house owned by Mrs. Ashton in Marfa, Texas. This section includes photographs of the house, paintings of the house and Mrs. Ashton's piano. There is also a letter from Lee Roy Middleton to Lonnie Wiemers about Mrs. Ashton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88008/
Program for Bicentennial Celebration in Marfa
Program for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88144/
The Relation Between Love and Baeza
Research paper written by Christy Baeza about her ancestors in Mexico. It covers the interesting story about the birth and life of Manuela Baeza. It includes family trees for the Baeza family and the Love family. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88258/
Rosa A. Acosta, 1921
Description of a portrait of Rosa A. Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Redford, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88064/
Script for "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Script for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88147/
Who Wants to Catch a Falling Star
This paper tells the story of a joke that Joe Bunton played on Robert Humphris, his cousin when they were children. Wil Cross wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87676/
Wildllife of the Big Bend
This is a research paper written by Harvey Slaton for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1971. The paper describes a day in the Big Bend area, noting all the wildlife one might see. Harvey has also included his free-hand drawings of many animals and birds included in the report. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87694/
The Young Lady Who Recommended Herself
Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado. It is the story of how Cosme Alvarado chose a woman for his office assistant based on what he saw rather than any letter of recommendation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88145/