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A 1913 Wedding

Description: Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included.
Date: January 18, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Irma
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

1930 Wedding

Description: This is a paper accompanying a photograph, written by Danny Roman for an American History Class at Marfa High School on February 21, 1978. It describes a wedding party.
Date: February 21, 1978
Creator: Roman, Danny
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of an adobe house and several people sitting and standing around it. A child is standing by the door. A woman holding a baby animal is standing near the side of the house. Three adults and two children are sitting and standing on the roof of the house. They are also holding animals. The house is built into the side of a cliff. A note in the lower right corner says, "Duncan Photo 1442 The Rio Grande."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

Description: Research paper written by Mary Francis Conners about the construction of adobe bricks and buildings. The paper describes what adobe is and where adobe buildings are normally found. This paper was written in in January of 1977 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Conners, Mary Francis
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Page with a photograph and description of an adobe house in 1910 built of mud located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek. This was part of a report done for a History class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobes

Description: Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Cobos, Sammy
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Air Age Comes to Marfa

Description: Research paper written by John Walker about Cal Rodgers' historic cross-continental flight on the Vin Fiz Flyer and his stop in Marfa, Texas. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School and is dated October 13, 1972.
Date: October 13, 1972
Creator: Walker, John
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Air Plane Wrecked At Marfa Texas]

Description: Photograph of a plane wreck in Marfa, Texas in June 1919. The plane has crashed into a small pond. Two men can be seen standing in the background. In the foreground is clothing, including a hat, that belonged to children killed when the plane hit the pond. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Air plane wrecked at Marfa Tex June 26th 1919."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Airplanes

Description: Research paper written by Cecilia Orozco about the 1st Aero Squadron, the first aviation unit used in active field service in the history of the United States Army. With the paper are two letters from Stacy C. Hinkle, which were used to write the paper. This paper was written for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1968
Creator: Orozco, Cecilia
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature

Description: Photograph of a Alabama land deed for 220 acres belonging to Garrison Deens. it is signed by President James Buchanan on November 1, 1858. Mr. Deens sold this land to James O. Sellers in 1859 or 1860. Mr. Sellers was Ethel Bryant's grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: November 1, 1858
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alphonso Bustillos

Description: Page describing a photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at age 10 months, in 1908.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Postcard]

Description: Postcard of Kokernot Springs aquifer in Alpine, Texas. The photograph on the postcard shows the spring surrounded by trees. A handwritten note on the card says, "Kokernot Springs, Alpine, Tex. Copr By J. C. Thain, 1920."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Postcard]

Description: Postcard of a view of Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. The postcard is addressed to Maria R. Pena in El Paso, Texas. It is dated April 22, 1915.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine School]

Description: Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas.
Date: March 17, 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Street]

Description: Photograph of a rodeo parade in Alpine, Texas in October, 1924. There are several parked cars in the foreground. On the street are several men on horseback and in horse-drawn vehicles. They are wearing shirts with "06" on the backs. A banner in the street between two buildings says, "Come to San Angelo Fair." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Parade Alpine Tex. Oct 1924."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Paper

Description: Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock.
Date: January 13, 1975
Creator: Wells, Andrew
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Project

Description: This is a paper describing the people who lived in Casa Piedra (otherwise known as La Punta del Agua).
Date: c. 1967
Creator: Vasquez, Olga
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Research Project on The Brite's Ranch Raid

Description: This is a research paper written by Ruben Pena-Alforo for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It tells the story of the raid by Mexican bandits on the L.C. Brite Ranch near Marfa, Texas. They stole a lot of goods from the ranch store and murdered three innocent people.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andes Alvorado

Description: Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library