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[Letter from Pat Godbold to Abelardo Sanchez - May 24, 1991]
Letter from Pat Goldbold to Abelardo Sanchez in response to a postcard sent by Abelardo Sanchez requesting information about the timeline of Dr. J. C. Darracott's practice in Marfa, Texas, while researching the death of Ambrose Bierce. Mrs. Goldbold includes a short biography of Dr. Darracott in reference to Marfa, according to the Marfa Museum records. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494333/
[Postcard from Abelardo Sanchez to Mrs. Pat Godbold - May 20, 1991]
A postcard with a blank front sent to Mrs. Pat Goldbold, care of the Marfa Museum, from Abelardo Sanchez requesting information about the timeline of Dr. Darracott's practice in Marfa, Texas, while researching the death of Ambrose Bierce. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494238/
The Brite Ranch Raid
This is a collection of pages and objects related to an entry by Clint W. White for the Alpine History Fair in Marfa, Texas in March 1984. Accompanying the research paper are three "History Day" judges' rating cards, a participant ribbon, and a certificate. The paper mentions a model of the ranch headquarters that accompanied this report. as well. Three ia a hand-written paper telling about the author's sources of information about the ranch. The three-page typed report tells the story of the raid on the Brite Ranch in 1917. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87655/
Barn and Corrals at the Brite Ranch
Photograph of the barn and corrals at the Brite Ranch in West Texas. The barn has cattle brands decorating the doors. A horse is in the corral. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87333/
Brite Ranch House and Capote Mountain
Photograph of the Brite Ranch house in West Texas. Capote Mountain stands behind the house. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87327/
[Brite Ranch Shed and Store]
Photograph of the shed and store on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. The Capote Mountain is in the background. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87330/
House on the Brite Ranch
Photograph of the house on the Brite Ranch in 1984. It is a one story stucco house with a red tin roof, with a chain link fence around it. Cactus and flowers grow in the yard. An old wagon wheel leans against the house to the right. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87334/
Post Office & Store at the Brite, Ranch
Photograph of the Post Office & Store on the Brite Ranch. The small stucco building has a tin roof. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87331/
Post Office & Store at the Brite, Ranch
Photograph of the Post Office & Store on the Brite Ranch. It is a small stucco building with a tin roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87336/
Rimrock at the Brite Ranch in West Texas
Photograph of the rimrock on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87329/
[Shed at the Brite Ranch]
Photograph of the shed at the Brite Ranch in West Texas. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87332/
[View of the Country Below the Rimrock at Brite Ranch]
Photograph of the view below the rimrock at the Brite Ranch in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87328/
[Letter from W. B. Hubbard]
The letter from W. B. Hubbard is a brief explanation of the enclosures provided including a photocopy of an article that appeard in The Cattleman in 1937. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40135/
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett - November 6, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett explaining a number of the enclosed photographs by Frank Duncan to be donated to the museum in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494299/
[Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes - October 19, 1979]
Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes in acceptance of the additional photographs by Frank Duncan of the people and happenings of the 1920s, which Mr. Dukes offered to the Marfa Museum in a previous letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494259/
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey - October 12, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey to inquire whether the museum to be built in Marfa, Texas, might appreciate the donation of some additional photographs by Frank Duncan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494430/
[Letter from Sister Mary Prendergast, 1978]
Letter written in 1978 by Sister Mary Prendergast of the Incarnate Word Generalate in San Antonio thanking Mrs. Murphy Bennett of Marfa Hight School for sharing papers and photographs with her and asking for duplicates of the photos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87879/
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/
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/
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/
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/
Cow Country Comedy
Paper on the history and development of West Texas humor texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39367/
[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]
Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494223/
[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]
This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87703/
Wizard or Witch
Research paper written by Laurelle Patricia Dunsavage for an American History Class at Marfa High School on March 3, 1977. It is about different types of healers in the hispanic culture and has a section defining the different herbs and their uses in remedies. Samples of the actual herbs are included in this report. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39371/
There's Nobody Like Him
This is a paper describing the life of the cowboys and cattle ranchers from the early 1900s to the present day in the Marfa, Texas area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39484/
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/
Felicitas Contreras
Paper detailing the life of Felicitas Contreras. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39378/
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/
My Grandmother's Sisters
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's sisters, Rubio D. Dominguez and Maria Rubio D. Ochoa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494418/
A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School
This is a paper describing the store of Max Cortez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39374/
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/
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/
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/
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 Camels are Coming
Paper illustrating the history of the US Army Camel Corps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39375/
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/
Jess Clay Evans Jr. and his Family
Photographs of Jess Evans and his family. This page is part of a 1977 report for a history class at Marfa High School by Jess Evans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87626/
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/
Lillian Mary Elder Bowman
This is a research paper written by Wil Cross for an American History Class at Marfa High School in January 1977. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87705/
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/
Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis from Marfa, Texas, who contracted polio at the age of seven - She later went on to eat dinner with President Roosevelt, become Woman of the Year in 1968, and write poetry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494330/
[Mrs. Francisca Gonzales]
This is a picture of Mrs. Francisca Gonzales. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39466/
[Paula Quiroz Carrasco, Knitting]
Color photograph of Paula Quiroz Carrasco sitting outside knitting an afghan. Beside her sit some of her other handicrafts. This photo was included in a research paper by Silvino Ocon for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39462/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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