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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

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

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. 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

The Biography of My Grandfather and My Grandmother

Description: This is a research paper written by Luiz Campos for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966 about his grandparents. It describes a picture of them and gives a brief family history. Luiz's grandmother lived to be 112 years old!
Date: 1966
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

Bloys Campmeeting

Description: This paper focuses primarily on Reverend William Benjamin Bloys and how he ended up starting the annual camp meeting.
Date: 1966
Creator: Schuder, Jerry
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

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

Chon Dominquez

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Chon Dominguez, who made trips every week to Shafter, Texas, carrying tanks of oil for the usage of the mine machinery. Grammatical corrections are made in red ink, and the questions posed in red ink are answered or clarified in blue ink on the back of the preceding page.
Date: 1966
Creator: Quintanan, Frankie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Date: December 10, 1969
Creator: Arriola, Conrado
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Doll Collection: Diminutive Delights

Description: Magazine article, written for MD Living magazine, about the hobby, history, and lore of doll collecting.
Date: May 1966
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Dowes of Pinto Canyon

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Orin Curtis Dowe and Millie Wilson Dowe of Pinto Canyon, who met while O. C. Dowe was a Texas Ranger attempting to capture smugglers crossing the Mexico-Texas border.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Dutch

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Maynard W. "Dutch" Acton, who played a cowboy in the movie "Giant," starring Jimmy Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. Dutch Acton spent most of his life working and living on ranches in West Texas.
Date: December 3, 1968
Creator: Harpham, Marsha
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Dutchover Family

Description: Information about two portraits of the Dutchover family used in a researcher paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dutchovers. The author also includes a few comments on the origin of the name "Dutchover" and the style and dress of ladies during the time period when these pictures were taken.
Date: 1964
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Dutchovers

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Diedrick Dutchover, his wife, Refugia "Cara" Salcido, and their ten children. The author discusses the origin of the name "Dutchover," Diedrick Dutchover's job riding as guard to mail coaches, and the establishment of the Dutchover ranch.
Date: 1964
Creator: Arriola, Emma D.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Early Housekeeping

Description: Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967, written by Elizabeth Newton. She describes the daily chores and work done by women in the pioneer days of Texas, without electricity or plumbing.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Newton, Elizabeth
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Entertainment on the Ranch]

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

Febronio Acosta

Description: Report written by Gilbert Lujan, Jr. about Febronio Acosta, President of the Mexican Honorary Commission during 1930.
Date: 1966~
Creator: Lujan, Gilbert
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Felipe Carrasco

Description: Research paper by Rolando Ontineros, done for an American History class at Marfa high School in 1967. The paper tells the story of Felipe Carrasco and the places he lived and worked.
Date: 1967
Creator: Ontineros, Rolando
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Five Pictures

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Alejandro "Alec" Dominguez, the author's grandfather, and his children.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The History of the Catholic Churches of Marfa

Description: Report written by Lupita Valenzuela for a history class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1969. The report tells about the early missions and priests, the first churches
Date: December 7, 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Lupita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Implements

Description: This is a research paper written by Leticia Cortez for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 28, 1967. In the paper she describes the [Native American] Indian utensils and implements found in their households and the various uses of these items.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Cortez, Leticia
Partner: Marfa Public Library