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[Alpine Street]

Description: Photograph of a rodeo parade in Alpine, Texas in October, 1924. There are several parked cars in the foreground. On the street are several men on horseback and in horse-drawn vehicles. They are wearing shirts with "06" on the backs. A banner in the street between two buildings says, "Come to San Angelo Fair." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Parade Alpine Tex. Oct 1924."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[American and Texas flags]

Description: Photograph of a flagpole, viewed from the ground looking up with an American flag at the top and a Texas state flag below. A cloudy sky is visible above the pole. The image accompanied the conclusion of a written speech, with the caption: "To those who would protest the American life of challenge and accomplishment, I would remind them, our land has never been easy. [...] The land is rich, not only in landscape, but also in the heritage of those who have tried to tame it. This is My Land, My Heritage, My Hope" (p. 14)
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Paper

Description: Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock.
Date: January 13, 1975
Creator: Wells, Andrew
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Project

Description: This is a paper describing the people who lived in Casa Piedra (otherwise known as La Punta del Agua).
Date: c. 1967
Creator: Vasquez, Olga
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

American History Research Project on The Brite's Ranch Raid

Description: This is a research paper written by Ruben Pena-Alforo for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It tells the story of the raid by Mexican bandits on the L.C. Brite Ranch near Marfa, Texas. They stole a lot of goods from the ranch store and murdered three innocent people.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Amy Rawlston L. Bunton, 1893

Description: Photograph of Amy Rawlston L. Bunton in 1893. She wears a shirt with buttons. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Anastacio and Luisa Flores Chavaria with Manuel Nunez

Description: Photograph of Anastacio Chavaria, his wife Luisa Flores Chavaria and their grandson Manuel Nunez in Ruidosa, Texas in 1916. They stand near a chair with a potted geranium sitting on it. Anastacio and Manuel wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andes Alvorado

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado in Terllingua in 1919. He is on horseback. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andes Alvorado

Description: Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andres Alvorado on Horseback

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado on horseback. He worked for Rafael Carrasco on his ranch. This photo was included in a research paper by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez

Description: Photograph of Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez taken in ?Shafter, Texas in 1925. The boy holds a cap in his hand and leans on an automobile.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Angelita M. Campos in her Living Room

Description: Photograph of Angelita M. Campos in her living room. She is working on a colorful quilt. She sits in front of a curtain that she sewed as well.
Date: December 12, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Annaway DeVolin

Description: Photograph of Annaway DeVolin, school teacher at Horse Creek, Texas in 1921. She is seated outside. This photo was included in a research paper by Cynthia Lee Rogers for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Anne Jordan Childers

Description: This is a paper describing Anne Jordan Childers
Date: December 21, 1967
Creator: Browne, Joe
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Annual Catalog of the Pleasanton High School Term of 1906 and 1907

Description: Annual catalog of the Pleasanton High School for 1906 and 1907. It contains a description of Atascosa County, courses of study for grades one through ten, and features many local advertisements. The name Ben S. Avant is written in pencil on the front cover.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Annual Century Club president's luncheon, late 1950s]

Description: An annual President's luncheon of the Marfa Century Culture Club. The attendees are sitting behind a long, decorated table. A centerpiece is prominent, and sits in the middle of the photograph. From left to right: Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Russell Thornsbury (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Mrs. H. L. Hord (incoming President), Mrs. M.T. Bennett (luncheon Chairman and Master of Ceremonies), Mrs. M.S. Baker (outgoing President), and Mrs. George Mimms.
Date: 1959~
Creator: Keith Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library