[Hotels and industry near Marfa]

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Photograph containing two images of towns near and around Marfa. The top half features a pool hall and several unidentified buildings lining one side of a street; the lower portion features a large brick building with the words "Murphy-Walker Company" and the Hotel Saint George in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The separate counties of Brewster and Jeff Davis were later carved from Presidio county by citizens who had no interests in Marfa" (p. 7).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 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 140 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: [Hotels and industry near Marfa]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 61

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Photograph containing two images of towns near and around Marfa. The top half features a pool hall and several unidentified buildings lining one side of a street; the lower portion features a large brick building with the words "Murphy-Walker Company" and the Hotel Saint George in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The separate counties of Brewster and Jeff Davis were later carved from Presidio county by citizens who had no interests in Marfa" (p. 7).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 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, 6:54 p.m.

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[Hotels and industry near Marfa], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39642/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.