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American History Project

Description: This is a paper describing the people who lived in Casa Piedra (otherwise known as La Punta del Agua).
Date: c. 1967
Creator: Vasquez, Olga
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Anne Jordan Childers

Description: This is a paper describing Anne Jordan Childers
Date: December 21, 1967
Creator: Browne, Joe
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Antique Wash Bowl

Description: Photographs of antique wash bowl and pitcher owned by Jessie Mueller. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Date: November 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Border Patrol

Description: This paper describes a number of photographs of the early Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas. It was written by Ernest Villareal for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1967
Creator: Villareal, Ernest
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Butter Churn

Description: Photographs of a butter churn with its dasher owned by Mrs. Fox Parker. It has a number 3 on it and a maple leaf. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Date: November 1967
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cedillo family

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

Comanches and Apaches exhibit at Fort Davis Museum

Description: Photograph of an exhibit at the Fort Davis Museum about the Comanches and Apaches, two tribes that lived in west Texas. Seen in the exhibit are photographs, moccasins, a beaded knife sheath, a saddle and other Indian artifacts.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Text
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~
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Flint Quarry in Presidio County, Texas

Description: Photograph of a flint quarry in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Arrowheads found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of some Indian arrowheads in a case that were found in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library