[Groups of People at a Campground]

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This photograph shows people sitting near tents under a large tree. In the foreground, the area seems to be covered in short grass and large branches. To the far left, the back of a wagon is visible and there are two men in loose clothing and hats standing near it. Behind them, there are people under the tree as well as a white tent and more trees in the background. To the right, there are more people standing in front of a second white tent. There is a young boy wearing light clothing and dark books standing in the center ...

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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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 20 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

The West Texas town of Marfa gained a public library in 1947. The current building was donated in 1973, and through the help of organizations such as the Friends of the Marfa Library, the library has been able to continue to provide Marfa residents with access to materials and popular programs. The library has also been instrumental in preserving the unique history of the city and the region.

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Description

This photograph shows people sitting near tents under a large tree. In the foreground, the area seems to be covered in short grass and large branches. To the far left, the back of a wagon is visible and there are two men in loose clothing and hats standing near it. Behind them, there are people under the tree as well as a white tent and more trees in the background. To the right, there are more people standing in front of a second white tent. There is a young boy wearing light clothing and dark books standing in the center of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Campers, a chuck box, and Mexican cooks and tent."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 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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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:11 p.m.

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[Groups of People at a Campground], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40013/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.