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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

[Automobiles in Circle]

Description: Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924."
Date: October 1924

Blue Mountain

Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.

Brite Ranch Headquarters in the 1920s.

Description: Panoramic photograph from the 1920s of the Brite Ranch headquarters. This was a 125,000 acre ranch in Presidio County in West Texas. The photo shows (L-R): the main house, the barn, the shed, the fort, and the store. A group of unidentified people stand near the house. This photo was included in a report by Andrew Wells for an American History class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1975.
Date: 1920~

Burro "Mida Mora"

Description: Photograph of little Tommy Wells wearing a sombrero and sitting on a burro taken in 1927. The burro, named Mida Mora, was a blue mule captured from the bandits who raided the Brite Ranch in 1917. This burro served many years a a night horse, which was a horse left in the pen at night to gather other horses for use in the morning.
Date: 1927

[Byrd Orchard]

Description: This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background.
Date: 1924

Card from Lizzie Crosson's Funeral

Description: Copy photo of a card from Lizzie Crosson's funeral. It has an angel on one side and a curtain drawn back on the other. It reads, "Mrs. Lizzie Crosson, Born Aug. 25, 1844. Died Nov, 17, 1924. Age 80 years 2 mos. 22 D., We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine on thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without thee - We miss thee everywhere. In Loving Rememberance" This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: c. 1924-11-17