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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 County: Presidio County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
A 1913 Wedding
Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494400/
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/
Actor from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene and Cleo Odell preparing for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88103/
[Adobe Bricks]
Photograph of adobe bricks drying outside. They will later be used to build a house nearby. There are short adobe walls in the foreground. In the background are other small buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88027/
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/
The Air Age Comes to Marfa
Research paper written by John Walker about Cal Rodgers' historic cross-continental flight on the Vin Fiz Flyer and his stop in Marfa, Texas. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School and is dated October 13, 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88247/
Angelita M. Campos in her Living Room
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos in her living room. She is working on a colorful quilt. She sits in front of a curtain that she sewed as well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39798/
Angelita M. Campos Working on a Quilt
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos working on a colorful quilt in Marfa, Texas in December 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39799/
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/
[Armando and Lucy Garcia at Mando's Drive In]
Interior of Mando's Drive In. Two people are standing behind the checkout counter of the restaurant. Front: Eduardo "Lito" Quintela. Back: Lucy Garcia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39528/
[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/
[Ashton House]
Photograph of the Ashton House taken in December of 1972. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown. The back of the photograph says, "An Original Polaroid Land Photograph," and has ordering information. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88001/
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/
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88119/
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/
Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494447/
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/
Big Jimmy
Paper describing the life of James Henry Cass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39381/
[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/
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 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/
[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/
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/
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/
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/
Cast of the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Entire cast of the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" which was presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88141/
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/
Chanting Choir from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Chanting choir from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. First row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Elvira Barrera, Frank Alvarado, Adele West. Second row (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Susan Merrifield, Ann Earney, Maria Almance, Arnulfo Garcia, Danny Jurado, and Carmen Lopez. Third row (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Richard Rios, Pat Dunsavage, Carl Crouch, Becky Tharp, Danny Watts, and Virginia Calanche. Top row (L-R): Glenn Garcia and Benny Herrera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88099/
Chanting Choir from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Chanting choir from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" which was presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. Front row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Frank Alvarado, Adele West and Frank Baeza.Row two (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Ann Earney, Maria Almance and Elvira Barrera. Row three (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Susan Merrifield, Arnulfo Garcia and Carmen Lopez. Row Four (L-R): Carl Crouch, Price Robinson, Danny Watts, Richard Rios, Patricia Dunsavage, Glenn Garcia, Becky Tharpe, Benny Herrera, Virginia Calanche, Lilia Mediano and Danny Jurado. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88132/
Character from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Susan Scott in her costume from 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/metapth88093/
Character from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Bishop Bailey, Jr. in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88129/
Characters from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Mike Henderson and Rink Polson in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88127/
The Childers Family
This is a paper describing the Childers family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39409/
[Christopher's Department Store]
Exterior of Christopher's Department Store. Two people are standing in front of the store. Left to right are: W.W. Christopher and J.W. Christopher. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39535/
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/
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/
Disastrous Depression of the 1930's
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression of the 1930s, specifically in Presidio County, Texas, with numerous interviews from farmers and ranchers of the Depression era. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494229/
The Drake Family
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Drake family, who first came to Texas in the 1850s. John Drake, the author's grandfather, was a poor ranch man, and the author's father, Dawson Cole Drake, was stationed in England during his military service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494353/
Eddie Pierce
Photograph of Eddie Pierce, owner of Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc. in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87593/
[Employees at Baker's Jewelers]
Interior of Baker's Jewelers. Three people are standing behind a jewelry counter. From front to back: Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Mrs. Lillian Arce, and Oscar Sanchez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39532/
[Employees at Christopher's Department Store]
Interior of Christopher's Department Store. Two males and one female are standing around a desk. One woman is seated at the desk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39534/
Employees at Colomo's Handy Store
Photograph of employees inside Colomo's Handy Store in Marfa, Texas. Individuals are: Frank Quintanar, Pete Parras and Hilario Rivera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87597/
Employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc.
Photograph of mechanics and servicemen, Manuel Martinez, Joe Acosta, Humphris, Bill, and Henry Mata, employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc. in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87596/
Employees of Nu-Way Grocery Store
Photograph of Jesse Chavez, Eaton Wells and Mike Bales, employees at the Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87601/
Employees of Nu-Way Grocery Store
Photograph of Mr. Cano and Alfredo Rodriguez, employees at the Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas. They are behind the meat counter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87600/
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/
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