[Early picture of Presidio County courthouse]

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Photograph of the Presidio County courthouse in the middle of an open desert landscape. There is a small wooden building on the left of the courthouse and a stone building to the far right of the courthouse. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The courthouse and jail in Marfa were built in 1886 from local brick and stone. Eight-three years later, this is the same courthouse, a West Texas landmark" (pp. 6-7).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm.

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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 319 times , with 9 in the last month . 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: [Early picture of Presidio County courthouse]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 63

Description

Photograph of the Presidio County courthouse in the middle of an open desert landscape. There is a small wooden building on the left of the courthouse and a stone building to the far right of the courthouse. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The courthouse and jail in Marfa were built in 1886 from local brick and stone. Eight-three years later, this is the same courthouse, a West Texas landmark" (pp. 6-7).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 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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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:11 p.m.

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  • April 8, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

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  • 30.312598, -104.021787

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[Early picture of Presidio County courthouse], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39640/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.