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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. & 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

[Information about DeAnda Family Photographs]

Description: Information written about two family photographs for a history class at Marfa High School about the DeAnda family. The first document lists, in order, the names of each member of the DeAnda family who have gathered for a collective family photograph - the writer's great-grandparents are featured. The next document gives information about the creation and process of using a mud oven at El Boracho Ranch. Lastly, a small slip of paper gives information about where El Boracho Ranch is located.
Date: 1966
Creator: Salgado, Ernest
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Information about Photograph of Manuela Dech]

Description: Information about a portrait of Manuela Dech used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. The portrait was taken in England when she was about fifteen years old - it is unclear in what year or why Dech traveled to England.
Date: 1966
Creator: Garcia, Nellie & Melendez, Johnny
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

Lucia Carrasco

Description: Paper by James Pena-Alfano about his grandmother, Lucia Carrasco, written for a history class at Marfa High School in 1966. The paper describes her childhood, her marriage, her naturalization to the US, her children, and her death.
Date: 1966
Partner: Marfa Public Library