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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Large Whiskey (handspun); B. Champagne; C. Horlicks Malted Milk; D. Large Whiskey (handspun); E. Pluto; Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87568/
Glass Bottles
Photograph of glass bottles: A. Kerr-Mason; B. Ball Perfect Mason; C. Atlas E-Z Seal; D. Economy Trade Mark; E. Drey Perfect Mason; Part of a report by Galen McCallum for a History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87570/
[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/
[Gloria's Beauty Salon]
Exterior of Gloria's Beauty Salon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39531/
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/
Hans Briam
Research paper written by Martha Dempsey for a class at Marfa High School in 1972. The paper is about the ancestors and life of Hans Briam. He was a merchant in San Antonio and Marfa, Texas in the early twentieth century. His slogan was, "I never sleep". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87687/
Helen Forbes
Photograph of Helen Forbes, head librarian at Marfa Public Library from 1958 - 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87591/
Hilaria Acosta, 1914
Description of a portrait of Hilaria Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88062/
History and Organization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School, written by Debbie Henderson on December 7, 1970. The paper gives the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with extensive coverage of the U.S. Border Patrol at Marfa, Texas. It includes information about smugglers during prohibition, patrolmen's uniforms, the minimum requirements to join the U. S. Border Patrol, as well as the names of the staff people at the Marfa Headquarters in 1971. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87686/
History of the Baeza Family
Research paper written by Bernardo Baeza about his ancestors in Mexico. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88255/
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/
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/
[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/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
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/
It's a Corker
History Thesis by Carleen Pirtle about glass bottles, written in januyary 1971. The paper gives a brief history of different types of glass bottles: whiskeys, bitters, medicines, house-holds, and drink bottles - beer, wine, soda water. It discusses why these bottles are so interesting and how some of them were made. It also has six pages of hand-drawn examples of bottles. Note cards are included at the end that may have been used to describe specific bottles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87690/
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/
[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/
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/
[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/
[Knights of Columbus, 1928]
Paper by Danny Rubio in 1975 for an American History class at Marfa High School describing a photograph of the Caballeros de Colon or Knights of Columbus in 1928. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87880/
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/
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/
Letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere
A handwritten letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere on May 15, 1975 to someone named Lee thanking them for their tribute to her father, L.C. Brite. Included u=is a poem she sent with the letter called, "The Camp Meeting" by Ester Vale Secrest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87656/
[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/
Life of Bentura Contreras
Paper describing the life of Bentura Contreras. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39389/
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/
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/
[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/
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/
[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/
[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/
Manuel Colomo
Photograph of Maunel Colomo, owner of Colomo's Handy Store in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87598/
Marfa Businesses
This is a paper describing Marfa, Texas businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39383/
[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/
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/
Maria Baeza
Page accompanying and describing a photograph of Maria Baeza, wife of Catarino Prieto, who was the owner of the Exxon station in Marfa in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87697/
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/
[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/
[Mitchell Family History]
Research paper written by Laura M. Bailey about her ancestors and her grandmother, Laura, in particular. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88260/
Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito
Paper describing a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito in 1910. They were both born in Cuchillo Parado, Mexico. Mr. Brito was a high-ranking officer for Pancho Villa. He was killed by Mexican Federalists during a raid in Chihuahua. His wife died of old age in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87698/
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/
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/
[Mrs. Francisca Gonzales]
This is a picture of Mrs. Francisca Gonzales. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39466/
The Old Borunda Cafe
Photograph of The Old Borunda Cafe in Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87380/
[Old Home in West Texas]
Photograph of a detail on an old wooden house in West Texas. The Photo shows the stone foundation and brick walls of the structure. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87938/