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A 1913 Wedding

Description: Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included.
Date: January 18, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Irma
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

1930 Wedding

Description: This is a paper accompanying a photograph, written by Danny Roman for an American History Class at Marfa High School on February 21, 1978. It describes a wedding party.
Date: February 21, 1978
Creator: Roman, Danny
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Bricks]

Description: Photograph of adobe bricks drying outside. They will later be used to build a house nearby. There are short adobe walls in the foreground. In the background are other small buildings.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School

Description: Research paper written by Mary Francis Conners about the construction of adobe bricks and buildings. The paper describes what adobe is and where adobe buildings are normally found. This paper was written in in January of 1977 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Conners, Mary Francis
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Structure]

Description: Photographic detail of an adobe house. Arched shape may be a sort of chimney on a roof.
Date: 1972~
Creator: Graham, Val
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Air Age Comes to Marfa

Description: Research paper written by John Walker about Cal Rodgers' historic cross-continental flight on the Vin Fiz Flyer and his stop in Marfa, Texas. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School and is dated October 13, 1972.
Date: October 13, 1972
Creator: Walker, John
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Paper

Description: Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock.
Date: January 13, 1975
Creator: Wells, Andrew
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andes Alvorado

Description: Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Angelita M. Campos in her Living Room

Description: Photograph of Angelita M. Campos in her living room. She is working on a colorful quilt. She sits in front of a curtain that she sewed as well.
Date: December 12, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Description: Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the roof of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is made of brick. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Ashton House 1971."
Date: March 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the porch of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown with grass and weeds. The porch roof is held up with two wooden posts. A handwritten note on the back says, "Armida Campos, Time: March 19, 1971, Place: A very old house near the "lce Plant."
Date: March 19, 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the Ashton House taken in December of 1972. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown. The back of the photograph says, "An Original Polaroid Land Photograph," and has ordering information.
Date: December 1972
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ashton House and Family

Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero

Description: This is a research paper written by Jesus Cordero for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It gives a first hand account of the interesting life of Dionisio Marquez Cordero. As a child and young man, most of his family was killed in Mexico during the revolution. He eventually came to Texas, married three times and had 12 children. He had many interesting jobs. He became a US citizen in 1962.
Date: May 20, 1974
Creator: Cordero, Jesus Manuel
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aviation in Presidio County

Description: Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County.
Date: January 13, 1974
Creator: Henderson, Matt
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barriers in Labor During the Depression

Description: Paper based on an interview with Johnnie Collie. The paper describes his family, his different jobs in a variety of places and his time in the U.S. Army. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977 by Orlando Garcia.
Date: January 10, 1977
Creator: Garcia, Orlando
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc.
Date: November 7, 1975
Creator: Earney, Ann
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library