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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
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/
Beta Sigma Phi Members
Photograph of three women who are 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/metapth87532/
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/
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/
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/
Life of Bentura Contreras
Paper describing the life of Bentura Contreras. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39389/
[Marfa Improvements]
Mrs. Charlie Henderson and Mrs. Roy H. Godbold are examining the new litter containers placed along Highland Street in downtown Marfa in 1970. Two unknown workers in jumpsuits stand behind the two women, and a sanitation truck is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39567/
The Rafael Carrasco Family
Research paper about the Rafael Carrasco Family of Marfa, Texas. It describes his parents, his wife, his children, their ranch and grocery store.This is a research paper written by Abigay C. Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39411/
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/
Large Cougar Killed in 1970
Photograph of a large cougar killed on the 101 Ranch in 1970 during the deer hunting season. This photo is in the Marfa Locker Plant, behind the cougar are some deer waiting to be processed. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87575/
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 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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
[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 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/
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/
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/
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 Old Borunda Cafe
Photograph of The Old Borunda Cafe in Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87380/
[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/
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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
[Adobe Structure]
Photographic detail of an adobe house. Arched shape may be a sort of chimney on a roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87947/
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/
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/
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/
[Foundation for Adobe House]
Photograph of the foundation for an adobe house. There is a large pile of dirt in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88025/
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/
Louis Adams
Research paper written by Robert Vizcaino about the life of Louis Adams, a Marfa cowboy. Adams lived and worked in Marfa, Texas from when he was born in 1868 until his death in 1946. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88026/
[Wild Cane]
Photograph of wild cane that will be used for roofing material for an adobe house. The wild cane is in a pile on the ground next to an adobe building. The building has no roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88028/
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/
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/
[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/
The Childers Family
This is a paper describing the Childers family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39409/
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/
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