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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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Capote Falls]

Description: Postcard of Capote Falls, near Marfa. A small waterfall is cascading between two large cliffs. The tops of a few trees can been seen at the bottom left and right corners of the photograph.
Date: c. 1965
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Dr. Joseph Darracott

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dr. Joseph Calhoun Darracott, a successful doctor who worked and spent most of his life in Marfa, Texas. Darracott moved to Shafter, Texas, for two years as a company doctor; spent a short time in El Paso, Texas; served as a naval medical officer in World War I; and spent the remainder of his life in Marfa.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Errington, Joe
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Francis King Duncan

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Francis King Duncan, who was pronounced dead by three doctors when he cracked his skull open on an old wooden stove in a train collision; but while the undertaker was preparing him for burial, he awoke. He developed a bad case of boils, contracted tuberculosis twice, and caught yellow fever in Oregon. After his service in World War I, Frank Duncan settled in Marfa, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
Date: December 13, 1965
Creator: Bagley, Bob
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Description: This is a paper describing the life of Jesus Cabezuela, by Lynda Grace Mendoza.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Mendoza, Lynda Grace
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Description: This is a paper describing the life of Jesus Cabezuela, by Nora Cabezuela.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Cabezuela, Nora
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Life of W. T. Davis

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Judge W. T. Davis, who came to Marfa, Texas, in 1907 to establish a ranching business and meat market. He was elected county judge in 1926, and he and his family became a prominent part of the community.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Minjares, Mary Jane
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Marfa Soldiers in World War II

Description: List of names of men who fought in World War II that is posted on a fence outside St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. It includes names of the men who died and veterans.
Date: 1965
Creator: Cabazuela, Lupe
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Old Borunda Cafe

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in January 1965. It contains biographical information about Carolina Palomo Borunda and Carolina Borunda Humphries. Both of these womwn ran the Old Borunda Cafe.
Date: January 1965
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Teacher's Notes on a Student's Research Paper]

Description: A teacher's questions and notes written on a small sheet of paper to better a student's research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Frank King Duncan, titled "Life of Francis King Duncan" by Bob Bagley.
Date: 1965
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library