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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
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/
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/
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/
Big Jimmy
Paper describing the life of James Henry Cass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39381/
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/
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/
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/
Ira Cline - Disciple of Law
This is a research paper written by Pablo Alvarado for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 13, 1972. It is a biography of Ira Cline, a man who worked in law enforcement most of his life in west Texas and Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39385/
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/
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/
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 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/
India: It's Been a Miracle
Paper documenting the life and experiences of India Coffield, wife of Frank Edward Coffield. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39376/
[Kathryn Cass and friends in a red Maxwell car]
Photograph of Kathryn Cass and James Cass on their 60th wedding anniversary. Kathryn Cass is to the left of James Cass. Both are sitting on a couch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39523/
[Secretary for Lignon Insurance Agency at work]
Interior of the Ligon insurance agency. Estella Madrid is sitting behind a large wooden desk in an office. A typewriter is in front of her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39536/
[Mando's Drive In]
Exterior of Mando's Drive In. An unknown male is standing in the left corner, in front of Mando's Drive In. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39529/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Gloria Rivera with customer]
Interior of Gloria's Beauty Salon. Gloria Rivera is helping a customer with her hair. Gloria is standing, while the customer is seated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39530/
[Frank Ericson Coffield in uniform, 1970]
Portrait of Frank Ericson Coffield in uniform, circa 1970s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39503/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Gloria's Beauty Salon]
Exterior of Gloria's Beauty Salon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39531/
[M.S. Baker in front of Baker's Jewelers]
Exterior of Baker's Jewelers. M.S. Baker is standing in front of his store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39533/
[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/
[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/
[Insurance agency belonging to the Ligons]
Exterior of the Ligon insurance agency. Three people are standing in front of the insurance agency. Left to right are: Alice Lignon, Willie Jo Ligon, and an unnamed woman. The unnamed woman is standing to the right of a blue car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39537/
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/
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/
Biography of Gabriel Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Gabriel Campos, son of Lino Campos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39431/
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/
Lino Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Lino Campos, born in 1894. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39432/
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/
The Rock House
This is a paper describing both Casa Piedra, "The Rock House," and the people who lived in Casa Piedra. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39428/
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Paper describing St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39401/
The Childers Family
This is a paper describing the Childers family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39409/
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/
Casa De Piedra School
Description of the Casa De Piedra School in Marfa, Texas. This accompanied a photograph in a research report by Maria Valenzuela in 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39429/
[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 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/
An Interesting Person
Research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It is about Angelita M. Campos, wife of Lino Campos. The paper discusses her early life and her hobby of making quilts and curtains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39438/
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/
Life of Bentura Contreras
Paper describing the life of Bentura Contreras. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39389/
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/
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