[San Esteban Dam]

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In this print, there are actually four different photographs showing different parts of San Esteban Dam and San Esteban Lake. The upper left photograph shows a rocky area with brush and what appears to be a white fence and a stream. Underneath are the handwritten words "San Esteban Dam." The photograph in the upper right shows the lake with the dam wall in the right of the photograph and the foreground shows the shore of the lake; the word "Lake" is handwritten underneath. The photographs at the bottom of the print are less clear, but seem to show different views ...

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1 photograph (4 images) : 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 147 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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In this print, there are actually four different photographs showing different parts of San Esteban Dam and San Esteban Lake. The upper left photograph shows a rocky area with brush and what appears to be a white fence and a stream. Underneath are the handwritten words "San Esteban Dam." The photograph in the upper right shows the lake with the dam wall in the right of the photograph and the foreground shows the shore of the lake; the word "Lake" is handwritten underneath. The photographs at the bottom of the print are less clear, but seem to show different views of the lake, its shores and the islands in it. There appears to be a person and rowboat in the photograph at the bottom right. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Views of San Esteban Dam and lake about 12 miles south of Marfa. Soil conservation and flood control caused the lake to go dry many years ago. Note irrigation ditch on backside of the dam."

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1 photograph (4 images) : b&w ; 5 x 7 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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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 6:23 p.m.

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  • Oct. 12, 2009, 11:37 a.m.

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[San Esteban Dam], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40137/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.