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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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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 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/
Biography of Esotonia Bencomo
This is a research paper written about Esotonia Bencomo by a relative of hers for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes her life of being raised by her grandmother and how she went off to college and never married. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87702/
[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]
This report gives a brief overview of the life of Jesse Blackwell, telling about his family and career as an educator. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39981/
Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel
This report is written in two sections giving brief biographies of William Woodworth Bogel and his wife Sarah Newton Bogel. The report also includes a poem written by Mr. Whittier and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Bogel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39987/
The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa
Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87684/
Bottle Collection of George and Galen McCallum
Report by Galen McCallum about her collection of glass bottles.It gives a brief history of glass bottles, from individually blown glass bottles to manufactured bottles, descriptions of various bottles and some uses of glass bottles. Pages are included with descriptions of photos that were part of this report. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87688/
Brief Account of the Life of H.A. Coffield
Brief paper of Mayor Henry Allen Coffield, Mayor of Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39446/
Brother and Sister Carrasco
This is a research paper written by Ninfa Porras for an American History Class at Marfa High School on January 17, 1977. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39414/
Camp Holland
Paper written by William Kim Thornsburg about Camp Holland built in Viejo Pass near Valentine, Texas. He accounts that the last Apache battle in Texas and how the camp was used later to supply troops along the Rio Grande. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39440/
The Carrasco Family
This is a research paper written by Rosalinda Villarreal for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1970. It is a biography of the the Carrasco Family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39415/
Casa De Piedra School
Description of the Casa De Piedra School in Marfa, Texas. This accompanied a photograph in a research report by Maria Valenzuela in 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39429/
Casimiro Chavarria
Paper written by Eva Chavarria in 1967 for a history class at Marfa High School. It describes her grandfather, Casimiro Chavarria's family, his work on ranches, his farm and his travels. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39417/
Cedillo family
Paper describing photos of the Cedillo family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39404/
Chaney
Biographical paper by Dolores Navarette about Chaney, a well-loved African American man who lived in Marfa from 1932-1972. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in February 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39369/
Charley Bishop: "A Western Pioneer"
This report is a brief biography of Charley Bishop, starting with his parents and describing his entire life. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39989/
Chavirra and Nunez Family History
Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School by Stella Nunez about her family's history. It was written in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39419/
Churches in the West Texas Vicinity
Paper by Delia Jurado describing the history of several churches and missions in the West Texas area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39399/
Cicilio Acosta
Paper by Mario Acosta about his relative, Cicilio Acosta, a farmer in Redford, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88241/
Description of Main Street in Marfa
Description of a photograph of the downtown area of Marfa, Texas during a fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87673/
Ehtel and the Water Boy
This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87706/
Estella Matamoros
A paper chronicling the life of Estella Matamoros Cortez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39397/
Family History of Luis and Nieves Colomo
Paper written by Teresa Ceniceros chronicling the family life of Nieves Marquez Colomo and Luis Rodriguez Colomo. Includes descriptions of siblings, parents, and children. Details life from the late 1800s through the early 1970s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39380/
Felicitas Contreras
Paper detailing the life of Felicitas Contreras. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39378/
First Cattle in the Chisos Mountains
Paper of the first cattle in the Chisos Mountains, with information about Captain Jim Gillette, Tinnel Ward, and John Ward. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39386/
Five Pictures
Biography of Rafael Carrasco, his early life, his marriage, his different jobs and his family with seven children. It describes photos of the family and people who worked for Mr. Carrasco. This is a research paper written by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 21, 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39410/
The Gospel West of the Pecos
This is a research paper written by Janet Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1971. The report covers the history of the Bloys Camp Meetings in west Texas held by Rev. William Benjamin Bloys beginning in the summer of 1890. It describes the camp grounds, the groups that met each summer, and improvements through the years. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39979/
Hilario Cordova
This is a research paper written by Lorena Molina for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It is a biography of her great uncle Hilario Cordova. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39406/
History and Organization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School, written by Debbie Henderson on December 7, 1970. The paper gives the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with extensive coverage of the U.S. Border Patrol at Marfa, Texas. It includes information about smugglers during prohibition, patrolmen's uniforms, the minimum requirements to join the U. S. Border Patrol, as well as the names of the staff people at the Marfa Headquarters in 1971. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87686/
The History of Athletics in Marfa: A Research Paper Presented to Dr. Clifford Casey
Research paper written by Carlton Lewis Smith about the history of Marfa High School athletics. Included in the paper are scores of football and basketball games from 1914 to 1951, as well as an overview of coaches J. E. Gregg, L. B. Martin and Bodie Hunter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88046/
History of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa Texas
Paper written by Irma Gutierrez, chronicling St. Mary's Catholic church texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39398/
History of the Baeza Family
Research paper written by Bernardo Baeza about his ancestors in Mexico. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88255/
History of the Carrasco Family
Research paper giving the biography of Valentin Carrasco, his parents, his work on a sheep ranch, his children, his wife Angela. This is a research paper written by Flora Carrasco about her grandfather for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39412/
The History of the Catholic Churches of Marfa
Research paper written by Lupita Valenzuela for a class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1969. The paper is about the history of the Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87658/
Hub Castleberry, Camp Cook
Research paper written by Roxanne Baker detailing the life of Hub Castleberry as a camp cook for the McElroy or Y ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39395/
India: It's Been a Miracle
Paper documenting the life and experiences of India Coffield, wife of Frank Edward Coffield. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39376/
An Interesting Person
Research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It is about Angelita M. Campos, wife of Lino Campos. The paper discusses her early life and her hobby of making quilts and curtains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39438/
Ira Cline - Disciple of Law
This is a research paper written by Pablo Alvarado for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 13, 1972. It is a biography of Ira Cline, a man who worked in law enforcement most of his life in west Texas and Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39385/
[Jerman and Petrolina]
Research paper by Christina Carrasco for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1969. It has biographical information about the Carrasco family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39423/
Jesus Abundio Cobos
Paper written by Robert Blanco for a history class at Marfa High School in 1966. It is about Jesus Abundio Cobos, a man who lived in Alpine, Texas. Jesus made a living fencing ranches, making dams for ranchers, and hauling supplies from the railroad to the Shafter mines. His wife was Martina Franco and they had 10 sons and 4 daughters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39422/
John F. Conners
This is a research paper written by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1977. It is a brief biography of John Francis Conners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39393/
Jose Ceniceros
Paper written by Freddie Ceniceros chronicling the life of Jose Ceniceros. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39394/
Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton
This research paper is a biography about Lucius Bunton and his sons, Sam and Oren who lived in Shafter and Marfa, Texas during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It tells of their many ranches in West Texas. Walter Gardner wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1965. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87677/
Life of the Bogel Family
This report is a brief biography of William Woodworth Bogel and his children, focusing in particular on Gus Bogel and his wife, Annie Maude Bogel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39986/
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