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T.C. Davis as a Child

Description: Photograph of T.C. Davis, son of W.W. and Lizzie Davis. He was born in 1902. In the picture he is wearing a hat and holding a cane. This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph

The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch

Description: Photograph of the Crosson family at the Goat Mountain Ranch in 1901. Pictured L-R, are Lizzie, Johnny, George, Jr., Charlie, and W. W. Davis. The others are unknown. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[Early cowhands]

Description: Two men are standing over a bound steer, and one man is squatting beside it. The squatting man is facing the camera. The man on the far left is L.D. Bunton and the man in the center is O.M. Bunton. The third man is watching the steer.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter in 1909]

Description: Handwritten letter written to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter on August 14, 1909. It discusses Mr. Roter's health, his whereabouts and a business transaction between him and Mr. Avant.
Date: August 14, 1909
Creator: Roter, L.J.
Item Type: Text

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Horse and Boy]

Description: In this photograph, a boy is holding the lead rope on a large, black horse. The boy is wearing loose clothing and a cowboy hat; the horse is all black and only wearing a halter. Behind them, there is a long building made of brick with an open, wooden door. In the background to the left, there is a wooden fence. To the right of the photograph there appears to be a black chicken. In the front, there is a shadow of a second person. According to related information, they are at the Bogel ranch (San Esteban), the boy is a young Mexican worker and the horse is a purebred Purcheon stallion.
Date: c. 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Francis Wilson's Home]

Description: Photograph of Francis Wilson's home in Presidio County, Texas, which he built for himself and his family. In front of the house are two motorcycles with a man leaning against one of them.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on Jan. 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Item Type: Text

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on January 15, 1907, of Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Item Type: Text

Silvester and Felcita Chavira Wedding Photo

Description: Photograph of the wedding of Silvester and Felicita Chavira in Marfa, Texas in 1909. The three groomsmen are: Chico Chavira, Gregorio Vizcaino and Jose Salgado, . The three bridesmaids are: Maria Ordonez, Adela Cordero and Barbarita Montoya. The men wear suits and all of the women have flowers in their hair. This photo was included in a research paper by Evangelina Uranga for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph