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Big Bend Trail Ride, 1961

Description: Photograph of Molly Lawther handing a cup to Buck Newsome in the camp during the 1961 Big Bend Trail Ride, a three-day annual event sponsored by the Big Bend Trail Ride Association.
Date: 1961~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Big Bend Trail Riders from Odessa

Description: Photograph of (L-R) J.B. Crow, Sammy Briggs. and Ray Briggs on horseback. They are members of the Odessa team taking part in the 1961 Big Bend Trail Ride, sponsored by the Big Bend Trail Ride Association. Sammy was the outstanding junior rider in the 1960 ride.
Date: 1961~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Hand-made Leather Wallet

Description: Hand-made leather wallet by Junior Historian, Frank Barton, c. 1961. The exterior has two toned leather with an image of a covered wagon embossed on it. Inside there are cattle brand symbols, a western hat and a cowboy boot with spurs.
Date: 1961~
Creator: Barton, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Most Reverend Mariano S. Garriga in 1961]

Description: Photographic card depicting the Most Reverend Mariano S. Garriga, Bishop of Corpus Christi. Printed on the back, "In Remembrance of the Golden Socerdotal Jubilee and Silver Episcopal Jubilee of The Most Reverend Mariano S. Garriga, D.D. LL.D.; Bishop of Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi, Texas; May 8, 1961; Ordained: July 2, 1911; Consecrated: September 21, 1936; Pray for Me!"
Date: May 8, 1961
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Women Cooking at the Old Borunda Cafe

Description: Photograph of Carolina Borunda Humphries working in the kitchen at the Old Borunda Cafe in 1962. She was preparing a meal for a party of 15 using their wood-burning and gas stoves.
Date: 1962
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Vasquez family reunion in 1963]

Description: Vasquez family reunion in 1963. From left to right: Lillian Best, Lucia Carter, Elizabeth Acre, Margarita Minjares, Victorina Vasquez, Otilia Dunaway, Lillian Acre, Enrique Vasquez, Roger Carter, Natividad Vasquez Jr., Migue Nieto, Conrado Vasquez Sr., Delfa Spencer, Don Dunaway, Oscar Spencer, Ginny Spencer. Three male children are standing in front of the adults. From left to right: Hugh Acre, Oscar Spencer Jr., and David Spencer.
Date: 1963
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Camp Holland in 1966

Description: Here is a colored view of the Camp of what it looked like in 1964. The green part in the center of the three long buildings was a water fountain. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Charley Bishop: "A Western Pioneer"

Description: This report is a brief biography of Charley Bishop, starting with his parents and describing his entire life.
Date: 1964
Creator: Bentley, Mary Helen
Item Type: Paper
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

[Jesus Cabezuela and Catalina Cabezuela in El Paso]

Description: 1964 picture of Catalina Cabezuela and Jesus Cabezuela observing flowers in an El Paso yard. Catalina Cabezuela is standing in front of Jesus Cabezuela. They are both standing in front of a one-story brick home.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

A Research Theme - The Old Borunda Cafe

Description: Research paper written by Elida Acota for a history class at Marfa High School in 1964. It is a biography about Carolina Palomo Borunda.
Date: 1964
Creator: Acosta, Elida
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

U.S.I.N.S., Marfa Sector

Description: Report by Ellen Fay Nicholson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1964. The paper covers the reasons for the Border Patrol, the patrolmen, the different stations in the Marfa sector, and includes a map of the area.
Date: 1964
Creator: Nicholson, Ellen Fay
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Camp-Meeting

Description: This report discusses the history of the Bloys Camp-Meeting from its founding by Brother Bloys up through the time that the report was written (1964) with the use of first-hand accounts. The report is handwritten in ink on lined notebook paper
Date: January 10, 1964
Creator: Webb, Evelyn Jeanette
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Brite's of Marfa, Texas

Description: This is a research paper written by Josephine Aguilor for an American History Class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1964. It contains biographical information about the Brite family, describing their home and their charitable acts in Marfa, Texas.
Date: January 13, 1964
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Old Fort Davis

Description: Research paper for a high school American History class at Marfa High School on January 12, 1964. It tells of the first explorers in the Big bend region of Texas during 1583 and the establishment of Fort Davis in 1853 Her paper describes the Indian attacks by the Apaches and the end of the military's use of it. Now it is open to the public.
Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: Sanchez, Mary Helen
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

St. Mary's Catholic Church and Priests

Description: Report for an American History class at Marfa High School in January, 1964. It gives the history of St. Mary's Catholic church in Marfa, Texas.
Date: January 13, 1964
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

A Theme of the History of the Marfa Baptist Church

Description: Theme paper written by Rose Mary Baize for Mrs. Murphy Bennett's American History class at Marfa High School in January 1964. It covers the history of the Baptist church in Marfa including the various buildings where it met, who the leaders were and how it changed overtime.
Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: Baize, Rose Mary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library