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 County: Jeff Davis County, TX
Echo Canyon Quadrangle

Echo Canyon Quadrangle

Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: Satellite image topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
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Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Date: c. 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[After the deer hunt]

[After the deer hunt]

Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Byrd Orchard]

[Byrd Orchard]

Date: 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Cowboys with Lassos]

[Cowboys with Lassos]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, two young men dressed as cowboys (hats and chaps with tassels) are twirling ropes as lassos. The one on the left is George Edwards and the one on the right is Otis Grubb. Behind them there is a building with a long brick fence around it and there are other buildings farther off to the left. In the background, there is a rocky ridge covered in desert brush and the foreground where the men are standing appears to be bare ground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Nothing else to do, but know how to work the ropes."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Woman on a Rock in Davis Mountain State Park]

[Woman on a Rock in Davis Mountain State Park]

Date: unknown
Creator: Burgess, Glenn
Description: This photograph focuses primarily on several large rocks. There is a woman, dressed casually, sitting atop the rock at the front of the photograph. In the distance, there is a desert landscape with scrub and other rocks. At the bottom of the photograph, there is a handwritten label: "Davis Mtn's State Park."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Cavalry]

[Cavalry]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is of a group of cavalrymen out on drill. There are many soldiers, ranged on the slope of a mountain and wearing dark uniforms and hats. Several of the men are standing with horses in the back or to the side. Two of the men have pins on their collars, showing that they are marksmen. Behind the men, there are rocks and desert plants.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Row of Houses]

[Row of Houses]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a row of 13 nearly identical houses. Each house is brick and has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There appear to be other buildings behind the initial row. In the foreground, the ground is bare and there are several mounds of dirt. In the background, there are hills covered in desert brush.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows four two-story buildings in front of the rocky cliff of a mountain. In the foreground, there is an area covered with scrub and what looks like an unpaved road and telephone poles in front of the buildings. The buildings to the far left and right look a bit weathered and old, but could still be in use and the one near the center has a pickup truck parked outside. The next building to the right appears to be abandoned and is sagging and falling apart; it looks as though it is made of wood although the others seem to be brick.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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