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[Entertainment on the Ranch]

Description: Paper describing how workers on the ranches entertained themselves by staging plays and eating together.
Date: 1967~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Jesus Abundio Cobos

Description: Paper written by Robert Blanco for a history class at Marfa High School in 1966. It is about Jesus Abundio Cobos, a man who lived in Alpine, Texas. Jesus made a living fencing ranches, making dams for ranchers, and hauling supplies from the railroad to the Shafter mines. His wife was Martina Franco and they had 10 sons and 4 daughters.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Museum display of Jumanos tribe life at Big Bend]

Description: Photograph of a Big Bend museum display titled "Raiders from the North." Clockwise from far left corner: photo of Indian standing; small map of Texas with Jumanos' paths outlined; picture of Jumanos Indian on horseback; picture of Indians on horseback; tall leather moccasins; knife and woven knife pouch; horse saddle; picture of people sitting and on horseback. A small display of a bow and arrows are in the far left side of the photograph. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Comanche and Apache raiders enslaved the peace-loving Jumanos, and the Jumanos disappeared as a distinct tribe" (p. 3).
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

People at La Fiesta de San Juan in Terlingua

Description: Two pages describing a photograph with a group of people going to La Fiesta de San Juan in Terlingua. Some of them were relatives of Saul Acosta.
Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Saul
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Picture of Big Bend desert landscape]

Description: Photograph of mountain peaks outside of Alpine, Texas, which are part of the Davis Mountain range. A desert landscape and a grove of trees are visible in the foreground. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "This is a land which has fought against those who have tried to make it home since its creation" (p. 1).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library