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[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
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andres Alvorado on Horseback

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado on horseback. He worked for Rafael Carrasco on his ranch. This photo was included in a research paper by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Antelope herd at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of an antelope herd at Big Bend National Park; more than fifteen antelope are running across a large grassy plain. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The wildlife is as varied as the land on which it feeds. During the hunting seasons, sportsmen come to kill mule deer and antelope. The casual traveler can usually spot both grazing in the pastures" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Badger at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a badger at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Rattlesnake, badger, and Javelina make the dry, brushy areas their domain" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bighorn sheep at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two male and one female bighorn sheep on the side of a hill or mountain, surrounded by desert brush and bushes at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Bighorn sheep are being reintroduced in the rocky mountains of the Black Gap Game Preserve" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Body of water at Big Bend National Park surrounded by buildings and hills]

Description: Photograph a river winding through the desert landscape at Big Bend National Park. Some buildings are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The native has a deep respect of the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Early Alpine]

Description: Panoramic photograph of a view of early Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill and is looking down on the town. There is a large hill in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "N. Keith has negative - can make much larger. Early Alpine."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Description: Photograph of Felipe Carrasco (1897-1923) getting water from a well. This photo was included in a research paper by Rolando Ontineros for a history class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Hilario, Trinadad and Elosia Cordova]

Description: Photograph of Hilario, Trinadad and Elosia Cordova. This photo was included in a research paper by Lorena Molinar for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Javelina at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a javelina at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Rattlesnake, badger, and Javelina make the dry, brushy areas their domain. Many ranch children have raised baby Javelinas into fine pets" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lino Campos

Description: Photograph of Lino Campos. He wears a hat and suspenders.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lino Campos and Sisters

Description: Photograph of Lino Campos and his sisters, one is named Manuela. The photo was taken around 1902.
Date: c. 1902
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Men at Cars]

Description: Photograph of nine men standing in front of three automobiles. They are holding tires. One says, "C of C Alpine Tex. 1930." One man is wearing a Sul Ross shirt. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Back At Our Cars." A stamp on the back of the photograph says, "Studer Photo Co., San Antonio Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Quail at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two quail standing on stones in front of brush and greenery at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Quail and dove seasons net a good time and a fine meal as well as controlling flock population" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Small body of water at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of the banks of a curving river at Big Bend National Park. Vegetation is growing along the banks of the water and there are desert hills rising on the right side of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "An excellent highway curves through terrain in which hikers are often lost in the rough mountains of the park along the Rio Grande. The native has a deep respect for the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross College]

Description: Photograph of Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas. The college consists of one three-story brick building. The photograph was taken from a distance away. There are hills in the background. A small note in the lower right hand corner says, "Duncan Photo." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Sul Ross College - Alpine."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the administration building and another academic building at Sul Ross Normal College, in Alpine, Texas. Both buildings are large, three-story brick buildings with Greek revival architecture, including multi-story white columns around the entrances. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Several groups of concerned people began to work for a college to serve the surrounding counties" (p. 9).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two bobcats at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two bobcats drinking from a body of water at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Ranchers often have to hunt mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat to protect their flocks of sheep and newborn calves" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two Men in Tire Store]

Description: Photograph of two men in a tire store in Alpine, Texas, in possibly 1916. They men are wearing suits and hats and are standing behind a counter. There are shelves behind the counter on which are various products. To the left is a row of tires and a sign for Firestone Tires. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Alpine - 1916? Automobile and Tire store."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[View of Alpine]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Alpine, Texas. Visible are several houses and other buildings. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photograph says, "Alpine Tex."
Date: unknown
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
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library