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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
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[1935 class picture from Casa Piedra]

Description: Class picture of Mrs. Ora Matthews' junior high class in 1935. From left to right: Rita Alvarado, Jesusita Herrera, Josephine Polanco, Conrado Vasquez, Jr., Anita Hernandez, Carmen Vasquez, Cirso Munoz, Catarina Chavez, and Lucilla Polanco. Lucilla Polanco was employed by Casner Motor Company in the 1960s. Josephine Polanco was Mrs. Henry Lujan, Emerald's mother.
Date: 1935
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]

Description: Photograph of Fort Leaton ruins in the Big Bend desert, near Presidio, Texas. Several wood support beams of varying lengths support the wall structure. A stone marker near the photograph's left quadrant describes the structure. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The mission was successful, and Christianized many of the tribes until the Padres were called back from this wilderness in the eighteenth century" (pp. 3-4).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Bricks]

Description: Photograph of adobe bricks drying outside. They will later be used to build a house nearby. There are short adobe walls in the foreground. In the background are other small buildings.
Date: 1972
Partner: Marfa Public Library


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

[Aerial Photograph of Marfa]

Description: Copy photograph of an aerial view of Marfa, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marfa, Texas - Fall 1919, White canvas hangars under "t," top center, marks airfield to east of town. Picture taken at about 1500' with pocket camera by Lieutenant Stacy C. Hinkle, 11th Aero Squadron, Army Air Service."
Date: unknown
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
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library


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

Alice Bishop

Description: This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph.
Date: 1938-09~
Creator: Fox Company
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[American and Texas flags]

Description: Photograph of a flagpole, viewed from the ground looking up with an American flag at the top and a Texas state flag below. A cloudy sky is visible above the pole. The image accompanied the conclusion of a written speech, with the caption: "To those who would protest the American life of challenge and accomplishment, I would remind them, our land has never been easy. [...] The land is rich, not only in landscape, but also in the heritage of those who have tried to tame it. This is My Land, My Heritage, My Hope" (p. 14)
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Anastacio and Luisa Flores Chavaria with Manuel Nunez

Description: Photograph of Anastacio Chavaria, his wife Luisa Flores Chavaria and their grandson Manuel Nunez in Ruidosa, Texas in 1916. They stand near a chair with a potted geranium sitting on it. Anastacio and Manuel wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1916
Partner: Marfa Public Library