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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
[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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
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/
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/
Preparing for the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Lee Bennett making up Fritz Kahl for his role 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/metapth88117/
Preparing for the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Marilyn Bailey prepares Gene Dickson 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/metapth88115/
Rehearsal for the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Carl Robinson and Herb Harlow sit during a rehearsal 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/metapth88130/
Rehearsal of "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Eva Benton, Lee Bennett, and Anne Harlow at a rehearsal of the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" in the Gregg Auditorium in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88120/
Scene from of the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Scene 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88142/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Scene from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. L-R John Kearny, Mike Henderson, Susan Scott and Gene Dickson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88095/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Bishop Bailey, Jr., Bill Bishop, Billy Bob Plumbley, Juan Dominguez, and Manuel Rubio 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/metapth88098/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: John Kearney, Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop,and Fred Shelby 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/metapth88096/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop, Fred Shelby and Benny Herrera 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/metapth88097/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell and Charles Henderson 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/metapth88105/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Robert Pruett and John Kearney 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/metapth88118/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsberry and Chili Ridley 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/metapth88102/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Elizabeth Hewitt on the guitar 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/metapth88113/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell, Charles Henderson and Johnny Walker 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/metapth88106/
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsbury and Chili Ridley 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/metapth88104/
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