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[Letter from Pat Godbold to Abelardo Sanchez - May 24, 1991]

Description: Letter from Pat Goldbold to Abelardo Sanchez in response to a postcard sent by Abelardo Sanchez requesting information about the timeline of Dr. J. C. Darracott's practice in Marfa, Texas, while researching the death of Ambrose Bierce. Mrs. Goldbold includes a short biography of Dr. Darracott in reference to Marfa, according to the Marfa Museum records.
Date: May 24, 1991
Creator: Goldbold, Pat
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Brite Ranch Raid

Description: This is a collection of pages and objects related to an entry by Clint W. White for the Alpine History Fair in Marfa, Texas in March 1984. Accompanying the research paper are three "History Day" judges' rating cards, a participant ribbon, and a certificate. The paper mentions a model of the ranch headquarters that accompanied this report. as well. Three ia a hand-written paper telling about the author's sources of information about the ranch. The three-page typed report tells the story of the raid on the Brite Ranch in 1917.
Date: March 5, 1984
Creator: White, Clint W.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

House on the Brite Ranch

Description: Photograph of the house on the Brite Ranch in 1984. It is a one story stucco house with a red tin roof, with a chain link fence around it. Cactus and flowers grow in the yard. An old wagon wheel leans against the house to the right. This photo was included in a report for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1984
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter from W. B. Hubbard]

Description: The letter from W. B. Hubbard is a brief explanation of the enclosures provided including a photocopy of an article that appeard in The Cattleman in 1937.
Date: December 17, 1983
Creator: Hubbard, W. B.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter from Sister Mary Prendergast, 1978]

Description: Letter written in 1978 by Sister Mary Prendergast of the Incarnate Word Generalate in San Antonio thanking Mrs. Murphy Bennett of Marfa Hight School for sharing papers and photographs with her and asking for duplicates of the photos.
Date: December 5, 1978
Creator: Prendergast, Sister Mary
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
Partner: Marfa Public Library


Description: Biographical paper by Dolores Navarette about Chaney, a well-loved African American man who lived in Marfa from 1932-1972. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in February 1978.
Date: February 1978
Creator: Navarette, Dolores
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Crosson Family

Description: Paper written by Jon Polson for his history class at Marfa High School on January 29, 1978. It is about the family of George and Lizzie Crosson, two of the earliest settlers in west Texas. They arrived by covered wagon in 1866-1867. The started the Goat Mountain Ranch and had five children.
Date: January 29, 1978
Creator: Polson, Jon
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]

Description: Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Partner: Marfa Public Library