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[Class Schedule for Ben Avant, 1907]

Description: Class schedule from West Texas Military Academy for Ben Avant, 5th Form, dated Sept 18, 1907. Classes included: Study Hall, Spanish II, Plain Geometry, History V, English V, Algebra V, Arithmetic V, And English Grammar. Signed by Principal A. G Blackwell.
Date: September 18, 1907

Ethel's Lock of Hair

Description: Photograph of a page from the Christian family Bible. It shows a lock of Ethel's hair and has this written on it, "This is the first piece of hair that was cut off of little Ethel C.C. Christian's head. Allie wrote it after April 23 1900" This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1900~

The Gulf Coast of Texas, The Winter Vegetable Garden of America

Description: "The Gulf Coast of Texas" is a booklet published by the Passenger Traffic Department of the Rock Island-Frisco Lines. Chapters include: As to Texas,South Texas in General,What the Land is Like, Crops and Their Returns, Is South Texas a Citrus Region?, The Important Question of Markets, Some Specific Performances, The Question of Cost, The Question of Labor, As to Health and Comfort, Towns of the South Texas Coast, North of the Nueces and The Way to Southern Texas. Included ate two maps, one of the Texas coast and one of the Rock Island-Frisco Railroad Lines.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sebastian, John

[Main Street of Alpine]

Description: Postcard of Main Street in Alpine, Texas, in 1909. The road is unpaved. There are several stores and horse-drawn vehicles along the road. Text below the photograph says, "Alpine, Texas. Published by The Palace Pharmacy." The card is addressed to Byron Avant in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1909

[Marfa's Private School, 1905]

Description: Photograph of school children in April 1905. They are outside the school building in Marfa, Texas. The teachers, Elena Lopez and her sister Fe Lopez, stand in the doorway. Written on the blackboard in the photo, "Marfa's Private School, April 6, 1905"
Date: April 6, 1905

Photo of Lorina Cruz

Description: Photograph of Lorina Cruz on the day of her wedding, June 18, 1900. She wears a dark dress, a white hat and large pearl earrings. She married Delfine Juarez. This photo was included in a research paper by Frankie Quintanas for a history class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: June 18, 1900