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.

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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 293 times . More information about this postcard 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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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.

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

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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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Creation Date

  • 1936

Added to 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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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas, postcard, 1936; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39995/: accessed December 10, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.