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[Postcard of George Dawson and Friends]

Description: Postcard of Mr. George Dawson at a going away party for himself before leaving for the Army. He is standing on the far right holding a bottle in one hand and a small pistol in the other. On the left are two of his friends, one sitting in a chair holding binoculars with a rifle leaning against him, and the other standing and holding an unidentifiable object in his hand.
Date: unknown
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

[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
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library

My Grandmother's Sisters

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's sisters, Rubio D. Dominguez and Maria Rubio D. Ochoa.
Date: January 17, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Carlos
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