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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

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

[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

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

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

Antonia Cano in Grand Falls, Texas

Description: "This picture of Antonio G. Cano was taken in Grand Falls, Texas on December 12, 1914. Her husband, Martin, was a loyal follower of Pancho Villa. They later moved to Grand Falls in 1925." This statement was made by Alma Cano and was included in a research paper by Delfina Heredin for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: December 12, 1914
Item Type: Photograph

Bill and Lucius Bunton,Jr., 1910

Description: Photograph of Bill and Lucius Bunton, Jr. and their dog Preet in 1910. They both wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

Brite Ranch Headquarters and Fort

Description: Photograph of the fort built by LC Brite after the Mexican raid on his ranch on Christmas Day in 1917. The Texas Rangers lived in the fort for several years after the raid. Behind the concrete fort are wooden buildings, fences, and a wooden wagon. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph

Casimiro Chavarria

Description: Photograph of Casimiro Chavarrio at the Marfa depot in 1910. He wears a hat and a gun in a holster. At this time he was about 26 years old. This photo was included in a research paper by Eva Chavarria for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

Engineers Surveying Land in Boquilla del Peguis

Description: Photograph taken in Boquilla del Peguis in 1917. The man on horseback is Mr. Nestor Baeza and the other two men are engineers surveying Mr. Baeza's land. A river runs through a canyon to the right of the picture. This photo was included in a research paper by Frank Baeza for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Five Military Men]

Description: Photograph of five military men sitting on wooden crates. From left to right, the men are Lieutenant F. S. Estill, Lieutenant R. H. Cooper, Rayma L. "Andy" Andrews, Lieutenant W. M. "Pinky" Amis, and Lieutenant W. F. Parkin. Parkin is holding two dogs. The photograph was taken during the search for Lts. Peterson and Davis, two Army pilots stranded in Mexico after their plane crash landed.
Date: September 1919
Item Type: Photograph

Hans Briam's Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas

Description: Interior of Hans Briam's Grocery Store. On the left is E.T. McDonald and on the right is Hans Briam. Written on the back of the photo is, "I Never Sleep" The merchant who has practically everything and will sell it to you for less.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph

Henovena Nevares Despudo and Maria Acosta

Description: Photograph of Henovena Nevares Despudo and Maria Acosta in Marfa, Texas in 1916. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph

High Lonesome Camp of Lee Trimble

Description: Photograph of Lee Trimble's High Lonesome Camp at the top of the rimrock overlooking Mexico. This camp was south of the trail that the Mexican's used to raid the Brite Ranch. There was a telephone at the camp to the ranch house. The man, probably Lee Trimble, stands outside his canvas tent wearing a holster. His saddle sits on a stand next to him. This photo was included in a report by McMinn White for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph