Transporting soldiers from Marfa to border by US Army trucks

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Photograph of United States troops heading from Marfa, Texas, to the Mexican border. The uniformed men are piled into a line of open military trucks with covered beds. A note in the lower-right corner says "Transporting soldiers from Marfa to border by U.S. Army trucks." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "These troops resisted Mexican bandits under the leadership of Pancho Villa who raided ranches and farms on both sides of the Rio Grande" (p. 8).

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

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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: Transporting soldiers from Marfa to border by US Army trucks
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 72

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Photograph of United States troops heading from Marfa, Texas, to the Mexican border. The uniformed men are piled into a line of open military trucks with covered beds. A note in the lower-right corner says "Transporting soldiers from Marfa to border by U.S. Army trucks." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "These troops resisted Mexican bandits under the leadership of Pancho Villa who raided ranches and farms on both sides of the Rio Grande" (p. 8).

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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, 8:11 p.m.

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  • April 6, 2015, 7:19 p.m.

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Transporting soldiers from Marfa to border by US Army trucks, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39637/: accessed December 4, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.