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[Photograph of a Dead Tree]
This photograph is focused on the remains of a dead tree, still standing, in a field of dry brush. To the left is shorter tree. In the background there is a small building to the left and a telephone pole; to the right, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Original prayer tree died from unknown causes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39999/
Indian Implements
This is a research paper written by Leticia Cortez for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 28, 1967. In the paper she describes the [Native American] Indian utensils and implements found in their households and the various uses of these items. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39985/
Former Teacher Marks 16th Year as Paisano Secretary
This article gives a brief biography of Jesse Blackwell, written when he was 81. It tells about his family, career as a techer, and his involvement with the Baptist church. The citation at the beginning says "Copy of article taken from the Saturday, July 26, 1952 El Paso Times by Patty McKenzie, Times Correspondent." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39980/
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/
Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas
Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39995/
Handwritten History of First School
handwritten page by Mr. Blackwell describing the history of Blackwell Jr. High, probably in 1940 at the dedication of the new wing on the school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39991/
Bloys Campmeet Pageant
This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39998/
Some Early Activities of Americans in the Big Bend Area of Texas
This is a research paper written by Sammy Barnett for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 2, 1964. It describes the early settlers in West Texas, how they arrived and the hardships they faced. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39994/
Bloys Campmeeting, 1980-1973
This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1973 service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39978/
The Indian Mummy
This is a research paper for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes the discovery of two mummified Indian babies from 1200 or earlier, found near Pinto Canyon in 1952. It describes how they were preserved. One was sent to the Smithsonian Institute and the other was on display at a local motel. The paper also mentions other artifacts found in the cave. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39983/
[Bishop Family House]
This photograph shows a house situated on a lawn. In the foreground, there are low bushes and plants lining the yard which is grassy and has scattered plants throughout. The house is a single story with several windows and a patio with several posts and a low wall enclosing it. There is ivy covering the near corner of the house and several of the posts around the patio. In the background, there are several tall trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the frame: "Made adobes. Bishop house where Audrey Minms lives now." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39993/
Life of the Bogel Family
This report is a brief biography of William Woodworth Bogel and his children, focusing in particular on Gus Bogel and his wife, Annie Maude Bogel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39986/
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/
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/
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/
Then Came the Indians
This is a research paper written by Richard Hewitt for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 10, 1969. It includes stories about Indian attacks in west Texas, the location of petroglyphs, and descriptions of different arrowheads and their uses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39984/
Alice Bishop
This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39992/
Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel
This report is written in two sections giving brief biographies of William Woodworth Bogel and his wife Sarah Newton Bogel. The report also includes a poem written by Mr. Whittier and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Bogel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39987/
The Indians of The Big Bend Country
This is a research paper written by Nancy Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in April 1968. The paper discusses the various tribes in west Texas and how they lived, artifacts found in pueblos and caves, historical descriptions of early Spanish interactions with the tribes, and relationships between the tribes. It covers popular legends of some tribes and legends surrounding the Marfa Lights. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39982/
Ranching in the Early Days
This paper starts with a brief introduction regarding the Bogel family and then talks about life on a ranch in the Marfa, Texas area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39976/
[Henry Allen Coffield on a busy city street]
A photograph of Henry A. Coffield walking down a busy Marfa city street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39840/
[Four generations of Cabezuelas]
January 1959 picture of Catalina Cabezuela, her daughter, her granddaughter, and her great-granddaughter (Melva Yvonne). The women are seated on a red couch. From left to right: Catalina Cabezuela, Catalina's daughter, Catalina's granddaughter, and Catalina's great-granddaughter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39821/
Josepha Castro
Photographic postcard of Josepha Castro. A description of this photo by Eddie Rivera reads," Mrs. Castro was born in Shafter, Texas. She was best known for her fine knitting. She knitted fine articles and sold them. It was her hobby. She sold them only to make enough money to buy more supplies. She is the aunt of the Ignacio Campos family. She was a very religious person. She also liked to help the people who could not afford to buy or have something. You might have called her 'The Salvation Army'." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39800/
G.F. Crosson in front of Goat Ranch Ruins
Photograph of G.F. Crosson in front of what is left of his parents' first adobe home at Goat Ranch, northeast of Fort Davis, Texas. His parents were George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39815/
[Capote Falls]
Postcard of Capote Falls, near Marfa. A small waterfall is cascading between two large cliffs. The tops of a few trees can been seen at the bottom left and right corners of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39820/
Newspaper article of Marfa rotarians presenting city with old land grant
Newspaper photograph of Henry Allen Coffield, Judge Hunter Metcalfe, and Lucius Bunton. Henry Coffield is accepting a land grant presented by a Marfa Rotary Club program. Mayor Coffield is in the center of the photograph. To the left of him is Lucius Bunton. To the right of Mayor Coffield is Hunter Metcalfe. Hunter Metcalfe is holding a paper copy of the land grant in his left hand and a framed copy of the land grant in his right hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39835/
Officers' Quarters at Camp Holland, Texas
Photograph of officers' houses at Camp Holland in the Rimrock mountains 12 miles west of Valentine, Texas. Window panes, heating apparatus, all furnishings have long been gone. The water supply came from a great flowing spring in the deep canyon on the right. The supposed massacre occurred a quarter of a mile to the left of the buildings. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39805/
[Jesus Cabezuela at age 36]
Jesus Cabezuela at 36-years of age. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39833/
[Catalina Cabezuela with hoola hoop]
1958 picture of Catalina Cabezuela playing with a hoola hoop. Jesus Cabezuela is sitting to the left in a chair, reading. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39824/
[Jesus Cabezuela and his family in a family photograph]
Photograph of Jesus Cabezuela and his family. Shown from left to right: The contributor's mother (age 8, standing), Jesus Cabezuela (sitting), Aurora Cabezuela (age 5 months, sitting), and the contributor's grandmother. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39828/
[Ft. Davis Catholic Church]
The Catholic church home where the Crosson family stayed in Ft. Davis. George Francis Crosson is standing in the far left middle of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39811/
[Mary Martha Coffield with dog]
A young Mary Martha Coffield is sitting on a bench, hugging a small dog. Two other young girls are to the left of her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39838/
[Unidentified man in suit]
Photograph of unidentified man in a suit, circa 1930s. He has light hair and light eyes, and is possibly older than 30-years of age. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39810/
[Jesus Cabezuela and his family in 1915]
Exterior picture of Jesus Cabezuela with his family in 1915. They are standing in front of a brick structure that has a saddle on wall, to the right. From left to right: Aurora Cabezuela, Jesus Cabezuela, Manuela Cabezuela, Jesus' wife, Consuelo, and Julia the babysitter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39830/
[Jesus Cabezuela and his two daughters in a family portrait]
1923 photograph of Jesus Cabezuela and his two children. From left to right: Jesus Cabezuela (seated), Aurora Cabezuela (standing on chair), and contributor's mother (standing, age 10) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39826/
C.F. Crosson in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis
Photograph of G.F. Crosson, son of George Crosson, in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis that served as parents' home while they built a house, upon their arrival in Texas around 1878. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39814/
[Photograph of Henry Allen Coffield in suit]
A large, staged photograph of Henry A. Coffield in a dark suit and tie, without his hat. He is leaning against a chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39839/
[Miquel Cabezuela and his family in 1914]
Exterior picture of Miquel Cabezuela with his family in 1914. They are standing in front of a brick structure. From left to right: Catalina (standing), Miquel (sitting), Lamberto, Manuela, Cruz, and Carlos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39829/
Lizzie Crossen
Photograph of Lizzie Crosson at age 80, in August 1924, seated out of doors near a picket fence under a tree. She wears a long dress and has her hair pulled up. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39817/
Aerial View of Camp Holland
Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39803/
[Jesus Cabezuela and wife in anniversary photo taken in Juarez, Mexico]
1962 photograph of Jesus Cabezuela and his wife on their 50th wedding anniversary. From left to right: Contributor's mother (seated), and Jesus Cabezuela (standing). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39825/
[Miquel Cabezuela]
Exterior of a building. Miquel Cabezuela is sitting in a chair. The hand of an unknown woman is on his left shoulder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39834/
[Highland Cows]
Large enclosed wooden pen of Highland cows on the Crosson ranch. The cows accompanied their calves to town. The calves were shipped to feed lots while the cows were returned to the Crosson ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39808/
Lino Compos and Jose Tapia
Photograph of Lino Compos and Jose Tapia sitting on burros. They were from Terllingua, Texas. Both are 18 years old in this picture from 1913. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39801/
[Private Palama Roberts]
Photograph of Private Palama Roberts in full military uniform. Roberts is the niece of Mrs. Charles Crosson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39809/
[Ruth and Henry Coffield]
Ruth and Henry Coffield sitting side by side in a tent in 1919. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39837/
[Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela and others on U.S. 90]
Jesus Cabezuela and his family in 1938, taken on interstate US 90. From left to right: Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela, Aurora Cabezuela, and Dora Cabezuela. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39823/
1901 store order of Thomas Crosson sent to Murphy & Walker bank
Informal order blank used by Thomas Clement Crosson in 1901. The order was sent to Murphy & Walker, a general store and bank located in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39807/
[Mayor Henry A. Coffield receives an award]
Mayor Henry Coffield receives an award from the City of Marfa. To the left of Henry Coffield is Mary Taylor, the former city secretary of Marfa. To the left of Mary Taylor is former City Attorney H. O. Metcalfe. Metcalfe is handing the plaque to Mayor Coffield. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39836/
Buildings at Camp Holland
Photograph of buildings in the mountains at Camp Holland, Texas. The two long buildings in the front are the barracks and the middle building is the mess hall. The four buildings in the background are officers' quarters. The barracks are built of stone. Cacti grow in the foreground. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39806/
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