[Wooden Cross]

Description

This cross is wooden and a generic shape except that the base widens to 4 cm from 1 cm at the top. One side has a dark line in the natural pattern of the wood. The accompanying card has a printed note, "This cross hand carved of oak from the original cowboy's hitching post or mens prayer tree, Bloy's Cowboy Camp Meeting" and has a handwritten note on the back: "8-18-68. Carved by John Wilson, Pyote, Texas 79777."

Physical Description

1 cross : wood ; 4 x 8 x 1 cm. + 1 card (2 sides ; 5 x 9 cm.)

Creation Information

Wilson, John 1968~.

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This physical object 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 131 times . More information about this object 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

This cross is wooden and a generic shape except that the base widens to 4 cm from 1 cm at the top. One side has a dark line in the natural pattern of the wood. The accompanying card has a printed note, "This cross hand carved of oak from the original cowboy's hitching post or mens prayer tree, Bloy's Cowboy Camp Meeting" and has a handwritten note on the back: "8-18-68. Carved by John Wilson, Pyote, Texas 79777."

Physical Description

1 cross : wood ; 4 x 8 x 1 cm. + 1 card (2 sides ; 5 x 9 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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  • 1968~

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:17 p.m.

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  • July 17, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

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Wilson, John. [Wooden Cross], physical object, 1968~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39996/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.