[Photograph of Men Making Sotol]

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Photograph taken in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1920. Mr. Nestor Baeza is on horseback and the other men are making sotol, a drink similar to tequilla. This was smuggled into the US during prohibition. Mountains are in the background.

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1 photograph ; b&w : 13 x 18 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1920.

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

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Marfa Public Library

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Photograph taken in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1920. Mr. Nestor Baeza is on horseback and the other men are making sotol, a drink similar to tequilla. This was smuggled into the US during prohibition. Mountains are in the background.

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1 photograph ; b&w : 13 x 18 cm.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

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  • 1920

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[Photograph of Men Making Sotol], photograph, 1920; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87617/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.