[Robert E. Lee Tyler and others at the Half-Way House]

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Photograph of Robert E. Lee Tyler with a group of people (including two horse-drawn wagons) at the Half-Way House in Marfa, Texas. The building is a small, one-story stone structure. A handwritten note in the lower-left corner says "1/2 Way house." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[Robert E. Lee Tyler] married Dora Collins from the rapidly growing town of Marfa and took her to live at a lonely ranch house between Marfa and Shafter. At the Half-way House they provided food for ranch hands, miners, and stage passengers. In 1885, Mr. Tyler bought a ranch and ...

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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 63 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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: [Robert E. Lee Tyler and others at the Half-Way House]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 65

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Photograph of Robert E. Lee Tyler with a group of people (including two horse-drawn wagons) at the Half-Way House in Marfa, Texas. The building is a small, one-story stone structure. A handwritten note in the lower-left corner says "1/2 Way house." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[Robert E. Lee Tyler] married Dora Collins from the rapidly growing town of Marfa and took her to live at a lonely ranch house between Marfa and Shafter. At the Half-way House they provided food for ranch hands, miners, and stage passengers. In 1885, Mr. Tyler bought a ranch and used TYL as his brand on some of the finest Hereford cattle in West Texas" (p. 7).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 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, 7:14 p.m.

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[Robert E. Lee Tyler and others at the Half-Way House], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39638/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.