[Unidentified educational institution near Marfa]

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Photograph of a large, three-story brick educational building near Marfa, Texas. The building has architectural embellishments around the windows and along the roofline, as well as Classic revival-style architecture in the front, with two-story columns around the front entrance. There is also a square tower visible at the back of the building. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "With the more important mission of staying alive relieved somewhat, the citizens of Marfa, Aloine, and Ft. Davis dedicated more time to the education of their children. A school was started in 1885 by Kate Barnhart in Marfa. High ...

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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 82 times . 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: [Unidentified educational institution near Marfa]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 77

Description

Photograph of a large, three-story brick educational building near Marfa, Texas. The building has architectural embellishments around the windows and along the roofline, as well as Classic revival-style architecture in the front, with two-story columns around the front entrance. There is also a square tower visible at the back of the building. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "With the more important mission of staying alive relieved somewhat, the citizens of Marfa, Aloine, and Ft. Davis dedicated more time to the education of their children. A school was started in 1885 by Kate Barnhart in Marfa. High schools were built in all three towns..." (p. 9).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 cm.

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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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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:12 p.m.

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[Unidentified educational institution near Marfa], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39632/: accessed December 3, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.