Merced Melendez

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Photograph of Merced Melendez standing in a corral with a horse in 1931. Merced was a long-time employee at the Brite Ranch. He was considered a de-horning expert - possibly the best in the West. This photo was included in a report by Andrew Wells for an American History class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1975.

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1 photographic print: b&w; 3 1/4 x 5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1931.

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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 269 times . More information about this photograph 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

Photograph of Merced Melendez standing in a corral with a horse in 1931. Merced was a long-time employee at the Brite Ranch. He was considered a de-horning expert - possibly the best in the West. This photo was included in a report by Andrew Wells for an American History class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1975.

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1 photographic print: b&w; 3 1/4 x 5 in.

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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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  • 1931

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  • May 10, 2010, 2:51 p.m.

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  • May 31, 2010, 1:53 p.m.

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Merced Melendez, photograph, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87354/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.