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[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]

Description: Photograph of Fort Leaton ruins in the Big Bend desert, near Presidio, Texas. Several wood support beams of varying lengths support the wall structure. A stone marker near the photograph's left quadrant describes the structure. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The mission was successful, and Christianized many of the tribes until the Padres were called back from this wilderness in the eighteenth century" (pp. 3-4).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
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

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of an adobe house. The house does not yet have a roof. The foundation, doors and windows have been completed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There is a pile of trash on the side of the house, and a fence in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of an adobe house and several people sitting and standing around it. A child is standing by the door. A woman holding a baby animal is standing near the side of the house. Three adults and two children are sitting and standing on the roof of the house. They are also holding animals. The house is built into the side of a cliff. A note in the lower right corner says, "Duncan Photo 1442 The Rio Grande."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Date: unknown
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 House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Page with a photograph and description of an adobe house in 1910 built of mud located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek. This was part of a report done for a History class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
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

Adobes

Description: Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Cobos, Sammy
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of Marfa]

Description: Copy photograph of an aerial view of Marfa, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marfa, Texas - Fall 1919, White canvas hangars under "t," top center, marks airfield to east of town. Picture taken at about 1500' with pocket camera by Lieutenant Stacy C. Hinkle, 11th Aero Squadron, Army Air Service."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of River]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of mountains and a river. There is a bi-plane in flight in the lower right corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aerial View of Camp Holland

Description: Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[After the deer hunt]

Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
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

[Air Plane Wrecked At Marfa Texas]

Description: Photograph of a plane wreck in Marfa, Texas in June 1919. The plane has crashed into a small pond. Two men can be seen standing in the background. In the foreground is clothing, including a hat, that belonged to children killed when the plane hit the pond. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Air plane wrecked at Marfa Tex June 26th 1919."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aircraft Hangar]

Description: Photograph of several people inside an aircraft hangar, including a young child. Several planes are visible in the background, outside the hangar.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Airplanes

Description: Research paper written by Cecilia Orozco about the 1st Aero Squadron, the first aviation unit used in active field service in the history of the United States Army. With the paper are two letters from Stacy C. Hinkle, which were used to write the paper. This paper was written for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1968
Creator: Orozco, Cecilia
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature

Description: Photograph of a Alabama land deed for 220 acres belonging to Garrison Deens. it is signed by President James Buchanan on November 1, 1858. Mr. Deens sold this land to James O. Sellers in 1859 or 1860. Mr. Sellers was Ethel Bryant's grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: November 1, 1858
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library