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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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aunt "Lissie" Pertle

Description: Photograph of Aunt Melissa "Lissie" Bryant Pertle, daughter of Dock Bryant. Here she is 88 years old, seated next to her great granddaughter Judy Wallace in 1968. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Coffield Park]

Description: Photograph of the swimming pool and surrounding areas of Coffield Park, in Marfa, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Marfa citizens are very proud of their youth and realize that young people are the future of our country. Marfa citizens provide several facilities for warm weather enjoyment. The Marfa Lions Club takes care of the public pool during the summer. Coffield park provides a baseball diamond for Little Leagers" (p. 12).
Date: 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Estella Matamoros

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

[Fort Leaton ruins in Big Bend]

Description: Photograph of a stone or adobe building that is part of the ruins of Fort Leaton ("El Fortin"), near Rio Grande, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Ben Leaton sold guns and ammunition to the Indians to kill the immigrants on the wagon trains. He then gave aid and shelter to the same immigrants at 'El Fortin.' He was called the 'Noble Desperado'" (p. 4).
Date: 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts

Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: arrowheads, gourd filled with pumpkin seeds, and a mano. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts

Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: awls, fiber rope, grasses, and lechuguilla cuds, belonging to the Buddy Webb family. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts

Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: a gourd filled with corn and two unfinished baskets, belonging to Mrs. Buddy Hewitt. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts from the Buddy Webb Family

Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts belonging to the Buddy Webb family. Shown are arrowheads and other implenments found in West 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Cave

Description: Photograph of Indian cave in west 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Cave

Description: Photograph of Indian cave in west 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Cave

Description: Photograph of Indian cave in west 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Cave

Description: Photograph of Indian cave in west 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Lechuguilla Sandal

Description: Photograph of Indian lechuguilla sandal. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Petroglyphs

Description: Photograph of Indian petroglyphs, or cave paintings. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Petroglyphs

Description: Photograph of Indian petroglyphs, or cave paintings. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Petroglyphs

Description: Photograph of Indian petroglyphs, or cave paintings. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Petroglyphs

Description: Photograph of Indian petroglyphs, or cave paintings. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Pictographs

Description: Photograph of Indian pictographs, or cave paintings. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Stone Carving

Description: Photograph of Indian stone carving from west 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: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library