Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas

Description

Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964.

Physical Description

1 postcard: b&w; 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1936.

Context

This postcard 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 301 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this postcard 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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Description

Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964.

Physical Description

1 postcard: b&w; 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. They include images 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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Creation Date

  • 1936

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:17 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Jan. 15, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

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  • 29.166283, -103.611054

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Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas, postcard, 1936; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39995/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.