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History of Lower Valley School & Lower Valley School Teachers

History of Lower Valley School & Lower Valley School Teachers

Date: 1987~
Creator: Watts, Maxine
Description: Text containing a history of the Lower Valley School and surrounding community as well as a timeline of the known teachers who worked at the school.
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
Ehtel and the Water Boy

Ehtel and the Water Boy

Date: 1968
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Description: This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The History of Athletics in Marfa: A Research Paper Presented to Dr. Clifford Casey

The History of Athletics in Marfa: A Research Paper Presented to Dr. Clifford Casey

Date: January 1953
Creator: Smith, Carlton Lewis
Description: Research paper written by Carlton Lewis Smith about the history of Marfa High School athletics. Included in the paper are scores of football and basketball games from 1914 to 1951, as well as an overview of coaches J. E. Gregg, L. B. Martin and Bodie Hunter.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Relatives of Jose Jimenez]

[Relatives of Jose Jimenez]

Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Jiminez, Jose
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Louis Adams

Louis Adams

Date: 1972
Creator: Vizcaino, Robert
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft

Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Ashton House and Family

Ashton House and Family

Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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