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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
[Volunteers at Fort Davis]
This photograph shows two young girls in dresses and aprons standing in front of a table holding a pitcher and bowl. The room they are in appears to be a kitchen. There is a wood stove to the right of the girls and a pipe leading to the ceiling as well as a window. Directly behind the girls there is are shelves filled with teapots, jars, and pottery. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "Volunteers in the Park, Allison Ryan and Estella Cortez, Sep 1974, Ft. Davis National Hist. Site." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40163/
[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/
[Brick Wall]
Photograph of an old brick wall with wooden framing where roof once was. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87931/
[Stone Pieces]
Photograph of rectangular pieces of stone stacked against a building texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87932/
Building Structure
Photograph of a portion of an old deteriorating structure in West Texas. This photograph shows part of a doorway, a wall, and a roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87918/
Building Structure
Photograph of a brick wall that is part of an old building in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87916/
Building Structure
Photograph of a portion of an old deteriorating structure in West Texas. This photograph shows part of a wall with a window in it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87919/
Building Structure
Photograph of a window in an old building in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87927/
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/
The Old Borunda Cafe
Photograph of The Old Borunda Cafe in Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87380/
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/
[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/
[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/
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/
[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/
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/
[Relatives of Jose Jimenez]
Research Project by Jose Jiminez on November 10, 1975. It contains brief stories that compliment photos of his relatives: his great, great, grandfather Bernabe Aguilar; his great grandfather Felipe Aguilar; and his great uncles Pete, Jesus, and Felix Aguilar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88056/
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/
[Interview With Incencio]
Photograph of two men in a room. The photograph is labeled, "Interview with Incencio." One man has his back to the camera. The other man is sitting in front of a door. He is holding a pen and notebook. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88051/
[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/
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/
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/
Hilaria Acosta, 1914
Description of a portrait of Hilaria Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88062/
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/
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/
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/
Rosa A. Acosta, 1921
Description of a portrait of Rosa A. Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Redford, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88064/
Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft
Written transcript from an autobiographical tape by Alton "Baldy" Ashcraft. It covers his years in the Army and stories of their maneuvers in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88094/
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/
Fredrick Alvarado, 1943
Description of a portrait of Fredrick Alvarado, taken on April 18, 1943 in Ruidosa, New Mexico. He fought in World War II. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88066/
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/
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/
Andes Alvorado
Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88060/
[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/
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/
Genevive Prieto
Photograph of Genieve Prieto of Genevive's Beauty Shop in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87717/
Mr. Nestor Baeza
Pages from a research paper by Frank Baeza for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. The pages describe three photographs from 1917 - 1920 of Nestor Baeza with men surveying his land and making sotol, a drink similar to tequilla. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87700/
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Burnett's Standard Flavoring; B. Barniz - Milk Glass; C. Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin; D. Barniz - Clear; E. Charles H. Fletchers Castoria; Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87569/
Lambs and Ewes in the Black Gap Management Area
Photograph of Big-horn sheep on the Black Gap Management Area in March 1972. This photo was included in a research paper by Paula Kilpatric for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87573/
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/
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Anhauser Bausch - Budweiser; B. Circle A Brand; C. Milks Emulsion; D. Sky Pilot Bottling Company; E. Pabst; Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87567/
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Punkin Flask; B. Regular Whiskey Flask; C. Picnic Flask; D. Habanero Whiskey; E. The Evans Chemical Company. Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87561/
Tommy Wells
Photograph of Tommy Wells, owner of Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas. He stands by the front door of the store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87599/
Eddie Pierce
Photograph of Eddie Pierce, owner of Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc. in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87593/
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; B. Winstead's Lax-fas; C. Liberty Juice Companay; D. Carlui The Woman's Tonic; E. Evans Daity Grade A Milk; Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87562/
Helen Forbes
Photograph of Helen Forbes, head librarian at Marfa Public Library from 1958 - 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87591/
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