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My Grandparent's Ancestry

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's and grandfather's ancestry, Fransiscia (McIntire) Dominquez and Alex Dominquez, respectively.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Dominquez, Tommy
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Date: December 10, 1969
Creator: Arriola, Conrado
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

[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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Alex Dominguez's Children]

Description: Photograph of six men in suits and one woman in a black dress with a black veil. A handwritten note on the back of the photo indicates that the photo was taken at Alex Dominguez's funeral, and includes his seven living children.
Date: November 27, 1964
Creator: Barry Scobee
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

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.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mary Coe Daniels, Woman of the West

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Coe Daniels, pioneer of West Texas, and her family. Daniels and her husband and children made their home in West Texas, despite threats of bandits and influenza. She kept house, ran a successful store, delivered babies, and even became a U.S. mail carrier. At the time this paper was created, Mary Cole Daniels was 76 year old and still greeting customers in her general store.
Date: April 1, 1969
Creator: Godbold, Susan
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

Reminiscing with My Grandmother

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dorotea Quintana, the author's grandmother, keeping house on a large farm - using a flat iron to iron clothes, carting water from a nearby creek, and fueling a wood-fueled stove.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Quintana, Socorro
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Most Interesting Person: Evelyn Raetzch Davis]

Description: Research paper outline written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mrs. Evelyn Raetzch Davis, who was a teacher in elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in and around the area of Marfa, Texas, between the years of 1954 and 1972. She also authored several books and enjoyed writing and painting in her free time.
Date: 1967
Creator: Balga, Frank
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Dutchover Family

Description: Information about two portraits of the Dutchover family used in a researcher paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dutchovers. The author also includes a few comments on the origin of the name "Dutchover" and the style and dress of ladies during the time period when these pictures were taken.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Dutchovers

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Diedrick Dutchover, his wife, Refugia "Cara" Salcido, and their ten children. The author discusses the origin of the name "Dutchover," Diedrick Dutchover's job riding as guard to mail coaches, and the establishment of the Dutchover ranch.
Date: 1964
Creator: Arriola, Emma D.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Treasures of the Past - February 1966]

Description: Monthly publication containing an article about the hobby of collecting dolls used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about doll collections. The article, "Treasures of the Past" (18-19 p.), discusses the utilization of different materials in doll-making, briefly touches on historical aspects of doll-making, and features pictures of dolls from many different collectors.
Date: February 1966
Creator: Culley, Ann
Item Type: Text
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

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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Information about Photograph of Ramona Delgadio and Carman Lara]

Description: Information written about a photograph of Ramona Delgadio and her friend, Carman Lara, for a research paper about Ramona Delgadio for a history class at Marfa High School. This document lists the name of Ramona Delgadio as well as her friend's name, and includes a few biographical sentences on the life of Ramona Delgadio.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library