Migration of Our Feathered Friends

Migration of Our Feathered Friends

Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Gilly, Debra K.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Prairie Wolf

Prairie Wolf

Date: unknown
Creator: Audubon, John James
Description: Colored lithograph by John James Audubon; No. 15, Plate LXXI from Audubon’s “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Vivian Osio holding a parrot on a stick

Vivian Osio holding a parrot on a stick

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Vivian Osio holds a parrot sitting on a stick on a dirt road.
Contributing Partner: Rose Marine Theatre
Wildllife of the Big Bend

Wildllife of the Big Bend

Date: 1971
Creator: Slaton, Harvey
Description: This is a research paper written by Harvey Slaton for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1971. The paper describes a day in the Big Bend area, noting all the wildlife one might see. Harvey has also included his free-hand drawings of many animals and birds included in the report.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Javelina, America's Only Wild Pig

Javelina, America's Only Wild Pig

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a javelina, America's only wild pig, sniffing the ground in West Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Large Cougar Killed in 1970

Large Cougar Killed in 1970

Date: December 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Javelina Hanging from a Fence Post

Javelina Hanging from a Fence Post

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young boy standing next to a javelina, or wild hog, hanging from a fence post, a common sight in the Big Bend area. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
M.J. Bennett and a Cougar

M.J. Bennett and a Cougar

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of M.J. Bennett holding the head of a cougar he killed. His dog and a small boy stand nearby. The cougar killed 40 sheep in one night. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Western Jack Rabbit

Western Jack Rabbit

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Western Jack Rabbit in a field. These were a common source of food for predatory animals in the area. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Young man feeding small blue jay]

[Young man feeding small blue jay]

Date: January 23, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photo of Mrs. J.A. Burdine's son feeding blue jay. Austin, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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