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Asteraceae, Guayule, Parthenium argentatum
Photograph of a bushy plant in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The name plaque in front of the bush says "Asteraceae, Guayule, Parthenium argentatum." There is a green, flowering plant on the left, and a second plaque to the right. The plants are in a narrow graveled area bordered by red brick and a grass lawn is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5638/
Brewster County Courthouse, Alpine
Photograph of the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. It is a two-story red brick building, with white accents at the windows and door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5609/
Brewster County Courthouse, Alpine
Photograph of the Brewster County Courthouse, gazebo, and surrounding sidewalk and foliage in Alpine, Texas. It is a two-story red brick building with white accents at the windows and door. The gazebo matches the house, and is made of wood. There is a red street lamp on both sides of the sidewalk leading up to the front door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5612/
Brewster County Courthouse, Alpine, detail of windows
Photograph of the windows of the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. The building is made of red brick. The windows are white, and have shutters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5610/
Brewster County Courthouse, Alpine, historic plaque
Photograph of a plaque outside the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. The building is made of red brick. The plaque says: "Brewster County Courthouse. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project no. 9604 State Historical Survey Committee Texas courthouse building erected in 1887 when Brewster County was created. Served Buchel and Foley Counties until these areas were added to Brewster County. Courthouse Square still is community center for various events. Recorded Texas historic landmark - 1965." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5611/
Brewster County Courthouse, interior view of staircase
Photograph of an interior view of a staircase in the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. The photo was taken looking upward at the staircase. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5595/
Building at Sul Ross State University
Photograph of a building at Sul Ross State University, current home of Museum of the Big Bend. The building is made of red brick. There are flowering trees in the yard along the sidewalk. Four columns support the overhang leading up to the front entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5617/
Cactaceae, Arizona Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus wislizeni
Photograph of Cactaceae, Arizona Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus wislizeni. There are small red rocks under the cactus, and another plant can be seen in the background. This photograph was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5630/
Cactaceae, Blind Prickly Pear, Opuntia rufida
Photograph of Cactaceae, Blind Prickly Pear, Opuntia rufida. There are small red rocks under the plant, and a plaque mounted on a stone to the right side of the picture. The photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5620/
Cactaceae, Brown-spined Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha
Photograph of Cactaceae, Brown-spined Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha. The plant is green, with many red flower buds growing on it. There is a plaque under the plant that labels it, and another on the far left side of the photo. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5641/
Cactaceae, Candle Cholla, Opuntia kleiniae
Photograph of Cactaceae, Candle Cholla, Opuntia kleiniae. There are small red rocks under the plant. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5633/
Cactaceae, Candle Cholla, Opuntia kleiniae, detail
Close-up view of Cactaceae, Candle Cholla, Opuntia kleiniae. There are green and red flower buds at the top of the plant. Photographed in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5632/
Cactaceae, Chisos Prickly Pear, Opuntia chisoensis
Photograph of Cactaceae, Chisos Prickly Pear, Opuntia chisoensis. There are red rocks covering the ground around the plant, and a few flower buds to the right. There is a plaque at the bottom of the photo that labels the cactus. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5645/
Cactaceae, Chisos Prickly Pear, Opuntia chisoensis, detail
Close-up view of Cactaceae, Chisos Prickly Pear, Opuntia chisoensis. It is a green plant with a single red flower bud, and many spines. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5644/
Cactaceae, Desert Christmas Cactus or Tasajillo, Opuntia leptocaulis
Photograph of Cactaceae, Desert Christmas Cactus or Tasajillo, Opuntia leptocaulis. There are rocks behind and under the plant, as well as a plaque immediately in front of it. Several other desert plants can be seen in the background. This picture was taken in the cactus garden of Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5634/
Cactaceae, Engelmann Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii
Photograph of Cactaceae, Engelmann Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii. It is a large green plant with several flower buds on the left side. There is a plaque immediately under the middle of the plant, as well as one under the buds. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5643/
Cactaceae, Engelmann Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii, detail
Close-up view of Cactaceae, Engelmann Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii. The plants are green, with white spines and red flower buds. This picture was taken in the cactus garden of Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5642/
Cactaceae, False Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. enneacanthus
Photograph of Cactaceae, False Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. enneacanthus. There are three cacti plants in the photo, and there is a plaque in front of the plant middle one. It is surrounded by red rocks. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5626/
Cactaceae, Giant Fishhook Cactus, Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus
Photograph of Cactaceae, Giant Fishhook Cactus, Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus. Black and red rocks cover the ground. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5629/
Cactaceae, Langtry Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus pectinatus var. wenigeri
Photograph of Cactaceae, Langtry Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus pectinatus var. wenigeri. The cactus is nestled between several rocks and leaves. This picture was take in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5650/
Cactaceae, Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus xroetteri var. neomexicana
Photograph of Cactaceae, Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus xroetteri var. neomexicana. The cactus is surrounded by red rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5624/
Cactaceae, Longpetal Echeveria, Echeveria strictiflora
Photograph of Cactaceae, Longpetal Echeveria, Echeveria strictiflora. The cactus has been planted in a small bricked off area. Large and small rocks cover the area, and there are two plaques on the larger rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5652/
Cactaceae, Marble-fruit Prickly Pear, Opuntia strigil
Photograph of Cactaceae, Marble-fruit Prickly Pear, Opuntia strigil. The cactus is at the bottom of an incline, surrounded by rocks. A plaque in front of the plant says "Cactaceae". This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5639/
Cactaceae, Nellie's Pincushion Cactus, Coryphantha minima
Photograph of Cactaceae, Nellie's Pincushion Cactus, Coryphantha minima. The cactus grows up between large stones. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5651/
Cactaceae, Schott's Dog Cholla, Opuntia schottii
Photograph of Cactaceae, Schott's Dog Cholla, Opuntia schottii. Some of the spines on the cacti are red. Brown leaves cover the ground. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5618/
Cactaceae, Schott's Dog Cholla, Opuntia schottii
Photograph of Cactaceae, Schott's Dog Cholla, Opuntia schottii. Many brown leaves have fallen between the cactus plants. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5619/
Cactaceae, Short-spined Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. brevispinus
Photograph of Cactaceae, Short-spined Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. brevispinus. It is a small, spiny green cactus, which sits in a bed of small red rocks. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5628/
Cactaceae, Short-spined Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. brevispinus
Photograph of Cactaceae, Short-spined Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus var. brevispinus. The plant is light green with many spines. It sits in a bed of small red rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5627/
Cactaceae, Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus stramineus
Photograph of Cactaceae, Strawberry Cactus, Echinocereus stramineus. It is a small, spiny green plant. Where the spines meet, they turn slightly reddish. The cactus sits in a bed of medium sized white rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5648/
Cactaceae, Texas Claretcup Cactus, Echinocereus coccineus var. gurneyi
Photograph of Cactaceae, Texas Claretcup Cactus, Echinocereus coccineus var. gurneyi. The cactus sits in a bed of small red rocks. This picture was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5625/
Cactaceae, Texas Rainbow Cactus, Echinocereus dasyacanthus
Photograph of Cactaceae, Texas Rainbow Cactus, Echinocereus dasyacanthus. It is a tall plant entirely covered in spines. It sits in a bed of medium sized red and black rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5623/
Cactaceae, Tree Cholla, Opuntia imbricata var. imbricata
Photograph of Cactaceae, Tree Cholla, Opuntia imbricata var. imbricata. It sits in a bed of small red rocks. There is a plaque in front of the plant. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5631/
Cactus bed at Sul Ross University
Photograph of a cactus bed at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. It has many kinds of cacti in a bed of small red rocks. There are several plaques on the right side of the bed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5635/
Ephedraceae, Long-leaf Ephedra, Ephedra trifurca
Photograph of a Ephedraceae, Long-leaf Ephedra, Ephedra trifurca. The plant sits in a bed of small red rocks, and there is a large rock with a plaque that labels the plant in front of it. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5640/
Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Photograph of the plant Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica. It sits in a bricked off cactus bed, and there is a stone in front of it with a labeled plaque attached. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5637/
Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Photograph of the plant Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica. There is a plaque mounted on a stone in front of the plant, which sits in a bed of small white rocks. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5646/
Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, detail of flower
Photograph of pink flowers on the plant Euphorbiaceae, Candelilla, Euphorbia antisyphilitica. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5636/
Fouquieriaceae, Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens
Photograph of the plant Fouquieriaceae, Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens. It is surrounded by cacti, and there is a plaque on a rock that labels the plant. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5622/
Fouquieriaceae, Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens, detail
Close-up view of the plant Fouquieriaceae, Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens. A red brick building is visible out of focus in the background. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5621/
Veterans Memorial, Brewster County
THIS ENDURING MONUMENT OF MARBLE WITH ATTACHED BRONZE PLAQUE IS A SYMBOL OF HONOR AND A TRIBUTE OF PRAISE FOR THE VALIANT SERVICE RENDERED BY THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM BREWSTER COUNTY WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE NATION. NOT ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR OWN SHORES BUT ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR ALLIES THREATENED WITH ANNIHILATION BY THE RUTHLESS AGRESSORS. OUR DEVOTION TO FREEDOM AND LOVE FOR HUMANITY LEFT NO OTHER COURSE SO THE GRAND OLD STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAS UNFURLED IN THREE WARS. WORLD WAR I. WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR. FACED WITH THIS TREMENDOUS TASK OUR NATION FOUGHT THE MOST ALTRUISTIC WARS OF THE CENTURY. THOUSANDS OF OUR HEROES ARE DEAD - THEY DIED FOR LIBERTY - THEY DIED FOR US AND OTHER COUNTRIES - THEY ARE AT REST - MANY SLEEP IN THE LANDS THEY MADE FREE UNDER THE FLAG THEY RENDERED STAINLESS - UNDER THE SOLEMN PINES AND THE DROOPING WILLOWS - THEY SLEEP BENEATH THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOUDS EACH IN THE WINDOW - LESS PALACE OF REST. OUR SENTIMENT FOR SOLDIERS LIVING AND DEAD: CHEERS FOR THE LIVING; TEARS FOR THE DEAD. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5614/
Veterans Memorial, Brewster County, close-up of plaque
THIS ENDURING MOUNMENT OF MARBLE WITH ATTACHED BRONZE PLAQUE IS A SYMBOL OF HONOR AND A TRIBUTE OF PRAISE FOR THE VALIANT SERVICE RENDERED BY THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM BREWSTER COUNTY WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE NATION. NOT ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR OWN SHORES BUT ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR ALLIES THREATENED WITH ANNIHILATION BY THE RUTHLESS AGRESSORS. OUR DEVOTION TO FREEDOM AND LOVE FOR HUMANITY LEFT NO OTHER COURSE SO THE GRAND OLD STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAS UNFURLED IN THREE WARS. WORLD WAR I. WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR. FACED WITH THIS TREMENDOUS TASK OUR NATION FOUGHT THE MOST ALTRUISTIC WARS OF THE CENTURY. THOUSANDS OF OUR HEROES ARE DEAD - THEY DIED FOR LIBERTY - THEY DIED FOR US AND OTHER COUNTRIES - THEY ARE AT REST - MANY SLEEP IN THE LANDS THEY MADE FREE UNDER THE FLAG THEY RENDERED STAINLESS - UNDER THE SOLEMN PINES AND THE DROOPING WILLOWS - THEY SLEEP BENEATH THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOUDS EACH IN THE WINDOW - LESS PALACE OF REST. OUR SENTIMENT FOR SOLDIERS LIVING AND DEAD: CHEERS FOR THE LIVING; TEARS FOR THE DEAD. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5613/
West Texas deluge
West Texas deluge, a big rainstorm in Alpine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5616/
West Texas deluge
West Texas deluge, a rainstorm in Alpine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5615/
West Texas Historical and Scientific Society publication number twelve
This issue provides description, photographs, and historical background of Big Bend National Park. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5838/
West Texas vista
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5656/
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5655/
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5654/
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67
West Texas vista, 40 mi. N of Alpine on Hwy 67. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5653/
[Western Lace Cactus in a Cactus Garden]
Photograph of an area in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. A marker near the bottom of the image says "Cactaceae, Western Lace Cactus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. perbellus" and is labelling several small, barrel-shaped cacti in front of some bushes. In the background, there is a young man reading a book on the steps leading to a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5649/