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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Year: 1971
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/
[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/
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/
[Bluebonnets along Casa Piedra road]
1971 picture of Texas Bluebonnets, trees, and landscape on a road in Casa Piedra. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39770/
Cart on Carolina Borunda Humphries' Ranch
Photograph of an old wooden cart on the ranch of Carolina Borunda Humphries, west of Marfa. This photograph was part of a report done for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87369/
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/
[Joe C. Mitchell Ranch]
J.C. Mitchell ranch. A metal and wood structure stands in the center of a barren pasture. Behind the structure in the far distance stands one bovine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39546/
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/
Migration of Our Feathered Friends
This report discusses the migration of birds in the United States with descriptions and illustrations of those that are found in Texas and the Gulf Coast area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39975/
[Mimms Ranch]
Mimms Ranch in Marfa, Texas. A barbed wire fence extends from the far right corner to the left center of the photograph. The land is barren apart from a small hilly area at the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39545/
The Old Borunda Cafe
Photograph of The Old Borunda Cafe in Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87380/
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/
[Photograph of Look-out Tower at Fort Davis]
This color photograph has a stone building and surrounding rocks and plant life in the foreground and distant mountains and desert landscaping in the background. The inscription on the back of the photograph says: "Look out tower built by CCC boys at Ft. Davis on Scenic Loop at State Park." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40204/
[Photograph of Rifles, Pistol, and Bugle]
Photograph of two 22 rifles, a pistol and holster, and a bugle laying on a flat surface. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that they are from Mr. Stan Dempsey's collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494348/
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]
This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are rocks and vegetation in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Texas from same position at State Park." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40203/
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]
This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are large rocks in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Tex. from same position at State Park." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40202/
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/
[Stock pen in Marfa near golf course]
Stock pen on the way to a golf course near Marfa. The stock pen is in the center of the photograph and spans the length of the photograph. A small shadow of Johnny Gibbens can be seen in the far right hand corner of the stock pen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39547/
[Tools of the cowboy on Edwards' fence]
Group of cowboy items on Edwards' fence. Clockwise: blanket, cowboy hat, cowboy saddle with blanket, and cowboy boots resting on a bale of hay. All of the items are leaning against a tall fence. A local farm is behind the items. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39548/
Western Jack Rabbit
Photograph of a Western jackrabbit sitting in a field. The image accompanied a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87581/
Wildllife of the Big Bend
Research paper written for an American History Class at Marfa High School, describing a day in the Big Bend area and noting all the wildlife one might see. It includes free-hand drawings of many animals and birds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87694/
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