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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
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Antique Wash Bowl

Description: Photographs of antique wash bowl and pitcher owned by Jessie Mueller. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Date: November 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barb Wire

Description: Research paper written by Robert White about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: White, Robert
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barbed-Wire: A Research Paper For American History

Description: Research paper written by Cookie Schneider about the history and types of barbed wire. The paper mentions William D. Hunt, who obtained the first patent for barbed wire in 1867. This paper was written in 1967 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Schneider, Cookie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Biography of George Dawson

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the rancher George Dawson from Shafter, Texas, who during his lifetime managed two large ranges, "El Rancho Del Pajorito" and "La Mora." In 1918, Dawson was called to the Army for World War I and was stationed in France for a year. Dawson spent the remainder of his life maintaining the two ranches with his wife, Juana Dawson, who was the main contributor of the information in this paper.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Bustillos, Albert, Jr.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Bogel

Description: This report is written in two sections giving brief biographies of William Woodworth Bogel and his wife Sarah Newton Bogel. The report also includes a poem written by Mr. Whittier and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Bogel.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Rojo, Margarita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mr. Victor Dominguez, who was an employee at the Murphy-Walker Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas, until her started a taxi stand, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dominguez, Sr., a ranching family.
Date: 1966
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Camp-Meeting

Description: This report discusses the history of the Bloys Camp-Meeting from its founding by Brother Bloys up through the time that the report was written (1964) with the use of first-hand accounts. The report is handwritten in ink on lined notebook paper
Date: January 10, 1964
Creator: Webb, Evelyn Jeanette
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Border Patrol

Description: This paper describes a number of photographs of the early Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas. It was written by Ernest Villareal for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1967
Creator: Villareal, Ernest
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

Description: Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Covington, Mark
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

Description: This is a research paper written by Josephine Aguilor for an American History Class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1964. It contains biographical information about the Brite family, describing their home and their charitable acts in Marfa, Texas.
Date: January 13, 1964
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Butter Churn

Description: Photographs of a butter churn with its dasher owned by Mrs. Fox Parker. It has a number 3 on it and a maple leaf. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Date: November 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Camp Holland

Description: Paper written by William Kim Thornsburg about Camp Holland built in Viejo Pass near Valentine, Texas. He accounts that the last Apache battle in Texas and how the camp was used later to supply troops along the Rio Grande.
Date: November 20, 1966
Creator: Thornsburg, William Kim
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Capote Falls]

Description: Postcard of Capote Falls, near Marfa. A small waterfall is cascading between two large cliffs. The tops of a few trees can been seen at the bottom left and right corners of the photograph.
Date: c. 1965
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Casimiro Chavarria

Description: Paper written by Eva Chavarria in 1967 for a history class at Marfa High School. It describes her grandfather, Casimiro Chavarria's family, his work on ranches, his farm and his travels.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cattle Brands of Texas

Description: This is a research paper written by Russell F. White for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 4, 1964. It covers the history of cattle branding and has many illustrations of brands in Texas that were used by ranches in Texas, including those of Indians and Mexicans.
Date: May 4, 1964
Creator: White, Russell F.
Partner: Marfa Public Library