[Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School]

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Photograph of several unidentified students gathering near the Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School. There is a flag pole with the American flag and another flag in front of the building. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The students themselves take pride in their town by winning awards in nearly all activities. Junior Historians are creating a museum to honor their founders" (pp. 12-13).

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1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 8 cm.

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Edwards, Nancy 1969.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert and was provided by Marfa Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 134 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

The Marfa Public Library materials include photographs that document their local history. Images include photographs of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."

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  • Main Title: [Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 115

Description

Photograph of several unidentified students gathering near the Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School. There is a flag pole with the American flag and another flag in front of the building. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The students themselves take pride in their town by winning awards in nearly all activities. Junior Historians are creating a museum to honor their founders" (pp. 12-13).

Physical Description

1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 8 cm.

Notes

The building was named for Boren "Bodie" Hunter who was an athletic director, math teacher, and Principal at the school in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

The Marfa Public Library contributes its collection of photographs that document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. Images include photographs of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."

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My Land, My Heritage, My Hope (Paper)

My Land, My Heritage, My Hope

Paper submitted to the Junior Historical Society state writing contest held by the Texas State Historical Society, discussing historical landmarks, landscape, and people of Marfa. This written speech accompanied photographic slides (noted in the text with slide numbers).

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  • 1969

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:14 p.m.

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  • Jan. 27, 2015, 5:55 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Edwards, Nancy. [Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School], photograph, 1969; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39600/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.