[Presidio County Airport]

Description

Photograph of the Presidio County Airport, viewed from across a paved tarmac. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The Presidio County Airport between Marfa and Alpine, important during World War II as a training base for pilots, is the site of several regional and national soaring contests" (p. 12).

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1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 8 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 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 80 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

Marfa gained a public library in 1947 with the current building donated in 1973. Through the help of organizations such as the Friends of the Marfa Library, the Library has been able to continue to provide residents with access to materials, programs, and city history.

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  • Main Title: [Presidio County Airport]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 110

Description

Photograph of the Presidio County Airport, viewed from across a paved tarmac. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The Presidio County Airport between Marfa and Alpine, important during World War II as a training base for pilots, is the site of several regional and national soaring contests" (p. 12).

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1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 8 cm.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area, as well as local families and the ghost town of Shafter.

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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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My Land, My Heritage, My Hope, ark:/67531/metapth39396

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  • 1969

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:14 p.m.

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  • April 2, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

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[Presidio County Airport], photograph, 1969; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39605/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.