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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

[Biography of Jesse Blackwell]

Description: This report gives a brief overview of the life of Jesse Blackwell, telling about his family and career as an educator.
Date: c. 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Velma
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

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

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

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

Cedillo family

Description: Paper describing photos of the Cedillo family.
Date: 1967
Creator: Malimar, Lorena
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Charley Bishop: "A Western Pioneer"

Description: This report is a brief biography of Charley Bishop, starting with his parents and describing his entire life.
Date: 1964
Creator: Bentley, Mary Helen
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Chavirra and Nunez Family History

Description: Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School by Stella Nunez about her family's history. It was written in 1967.
Date: 1966
Creator: Nunez, Stella
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cicilio Acosta

Description: Paper by Mario Acosta about his relative, Cicilio Acosta, a farmer in Redford, Texas.
Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Mario
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ehtel and the Water Boy

Description: This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas.
Date: 1968
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Estella Matamoros

Description: A paper chronicling the life of Estella Matamoros Cortez.
Date: 1968
Creator: Luna, Oscar
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Five Pictures

Description: Biography of Rafael Carrasco, his early life, his marriage, his different jobs and his family with seven children. It describes photos of the family and people who worked for Mr. Carrasco. This is a research paper written by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 21, 1966.
Date: November 21, 1966
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Hilario Cordova

Description: This is a research paper written by Lorena Molina for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It is a biography of her great uncle Hilario Cordova.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The History of the Catholic Churches of Marfa

Description: Research paper written by Lupita Valenzuela for a class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1969. The paper is about the history of the Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas.
Date: December 7, 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Lupita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Hub Castleberry, Camp Cook

Description: Research paper written by Roxanne Baker detailing the life of Hub Castleberry as a camp cook for the McElroy or Y ranch.
Date: December 5, 1969
Creator: Baker, Roxanne
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Jerman and Petrolina]

Description: Research paper by Christina Carrasco for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1969. It has biographical information about the Carrasco family.
Date: 1969
Creator: Carrasco, Christina
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Jose Ceniceros

Description: Paper written by Freddie Ceniceros chronicling the life of Jose Ceniceros.
Date: December 4, 1969
Creator: Ceniceros, Freddie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton

Description: This research paper is a biography about Lucius Bunton and his sons, Sam and Oren who lived in Shafter and Marfa, Texas during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It tells of their many ranches in West Texas. Walter Gardner wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1965.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gardner, Walter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of the Bogel Family

Description: This report is a brief biography of William Woodworth Bogel and his children, focusing in particular on Gus Bogel and his wife, Annie Maude Bogel.
Date: 1966
Creator: Belt, Becky
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crosson vs. United States Mescalero Apache Indians

Description: A 1967 paper written for a History class at Marfa High School by Marian Quick about Lizzie Crosson and her case against the U.S. Mescalero Apache Indians for the livestock they had stolen from the Goat Ranch. She was awarded a $2,590.00 claim.
Date: 1967
Creator: Quick, Marion
Partner: Marfa Public Library