A Picture Report by McMinn White

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Paper by McMinn White that describes photographs of the Brite Ranch. Photos included, the Texas Rangers, alfalfa fields, the ranch's headquarters, and some of the ranch hands.

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9 p. ; 28 cm.

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White, McMinn 1975.

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Paper by McMinn White that describes photographs of the Brite Ranch. Photos included, the Texas Rangers, alfalfa fields, the ranch's headquarters, and some of the ranch hands.

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9 p. ; 28 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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Brite Ranch Alfalfa Field (Photograph)

Brite Ranch Alfalfa Field

Photograph of people standing in an alfalfa field on the Brite Ranch. Names from L-R: Oscar Wells, Lee Trimble, Charlie Brite, Jim Cobb holding a baby, and Mrs. Jim Cobb. Others are unidentified. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.

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Brite Ranch Alfalfa Field, 1964.08.41, ark:/67531/metapth87341

High Lonesome Camp of Lee Trimble (Photograph)

High Lonesome Camp of Lee Trimble

Photograph of Lee Trimble's High Lonesome Camp at the top of the rimrock overlooking Mexico. This camp was south of the trail that the Mexican's used to raid the Brite Ranch. There was a telephone at the camp to the ranch house. The man, probably Lee Trimble, stands outside his canvas tent wearing a holster. His saddle sits on a stand next to him. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.

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High Lonesome Camp of Lee Trimble, 1964.08.42, ark:/67531/metapth87342

Texas Rangers at the Brite Ranch (Photograph)

Texas Rangers at the Brite Ranch

Photograph of five Texas Rangers outside of the Brite Ranch near Marfa, Texas. L-R: Boone Oliphant, Lee Trimble, Clint Holden, Billie Duncan, and Jack Murdock. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.

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Texas Rangers at the Brite Ranch, 1964.08.43, ark:/67531/metapth87344

"Three Musketeers" of 1918 (Photograph)

"Three Musketeers" of 1918

Photograph of the "Three Musketeers" of 1918. L-R: Lee Trimble, Clint Holden, and Boone Oliphant. Lee is riding the Brite stallion, Clint is riding the Mexican raider mule and Boone is riding the Mexican raiders' white horse. Lee claimed that the horses did not like the mules. They all wear hats and have rifles. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.

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"Three Musketeers" of 1918, 1964.08.44, ark:/67531/metapth87345

Brite Ranch Headquarters and Fort (Photograph)

Brite Ranch Headquarters and Fort

Photograph of the fort built by LC Brite after the Mexican raid on his ranch on Christmas Day in 1917. The Texas Rangers lived in the fort for several years after the raid. Behind the concrete fort are wooden buildings, fences, and a wooden wagon. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.

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Brite Ranch Headquarters and Fort, 1964.08.45, ark:/67531/metapth87346

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White, McMinn. A Picture Report by McMinn White, text, 1975; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87654/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.