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[Photograph of Look-out Tower at Fort Davis]

Description: This color photograph has a stone building and surrounding rocks and plant life in the foreground and distant mountains and desert landscaping in the background. The inscription on the back of the photograph says: "Look out tower built by CCC boys at Ft. Davis on Scenic Loop at State Park."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]

Description: This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are rocks and vegetation in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Texas from same position at State Park."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]

Description: This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are large rocks in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Tex. from same position at State Park."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

Fort Davis

Description: This photograph shows Fort Davis at a distance with mountains in the background. In the foreground, there are cacti and two young boys sitting on a rock in the lower right hand corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Burgess, Glenn
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Indian Lodge]

Description: This photograph has a large white building in adobe (pueblo) style architecture, centered within the scenery. There are trees and brush in the foreground, outside wire fencing which encloses the building, and hills in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Burgess, Glenn
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Woman on a Rock in Davis Mountain State Park]

Description: Photograph of several large rocks. There is a woman, dressed casually, sitting atop the rock at the front of the photograph. In the distance, there is a desert landscape with scrub and other rocks. At the bottom of the photograph, there is a handwritten label: "Davis Mtn's State Park."
Date: unknown
Creator: Burgess, Glenn
Item Type: Photograph

The Biography of George Dawson

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the rancher George Dawson from Shafter, Texas, who during his lifetime managed two large ranges, "El Rancho Del Pajorito" and "La Mora." In 1918, Dawson was called to the Army for World War I and was stationed in France for a year. Dawson spent the remainder of his life maintaining the two ranches with his wife, Juana Dawson, who was the main contributor of the information in this paper.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Bustillos, Albert, Jr.
Item Type: Text

Marfa Soldiers in World War II

Description: List of names of men who fought in World War II that is posted on a fence outside St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. It includes names of the men who died and veterans.
Date: 1965
Creator: Cabazuela, Lupe
Item Type: Text

Life of Jesus Cabezuela

Description: This is a paper describing the life of Jesus Cabezuela, by Nora Cabezuela.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Cabezuela, Nora
Item Type: Book

My Grandmother's Sisters

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's sisters, Rubio D. Dominguez and Maria Rubio D. Ochoa.
Date: January 17, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Carlos
Item Type: Text

[Jerman and Petrolina]

Description: Research paper by Christina Carrasco for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1969. It has biographical information about the Carrasco family.
Date: 1969
Creator: Carrasco, Christina
Item Type: Paper

History of the Carrasco Family

Description: Research paper giving the biography of Valentin Carrasco, his parents, his work on a sheep ranch, his children, his wife Angela. This is a research paper written by Flora Carrasco about her grandfather for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Carrasco, Flora
Item Type: Paper

A 1913 Wedding

Description: Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included.
Date: January 18, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Irma
Item Type: Text

The Construction of an Adobe House

Description: Research paper written by Joe Luis Carrasco about the process of building an adobe house. Also included are two pages of photographs that show the process. This paper was written in 1972 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Carrasco, Joe Luis
Item Type: Text

Jose Ceniceros

Description: Paper written by Freddie Ceniceros chronicling the life of Jose Ceniceros.
Date: December 4, 1969
Creator: Ceniceros, Freddie
Item Type: Paper

Family History of Luis and Nieves Colomo

Description: Paper written by Teresa Ceniceros chronicling the family life of Nieves Marquez Colomo and Luis Rodriguez Colomo. Includes descriptions of siblings, parents, and children. Details life from the late 1800s through the early 1970s.
Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Ceniceros, Teresa
Item Type: Paper

Adobes

Description: Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Cobos, Sammy
Item Type: Text

The Pisa

Description: Paper based on an interview with Manuel Colomo about his time in the service in Europe.
Date: 1969
Creator: Colomo, Oscar
Item Type: Text

Mrs. W. W. Bogel

Description: This photograph is a portrait of Sarah Newton Bogel. She appears to be middle-aged and is wearing a dress with a dark pattern and lace as well as a necklace. There is a typed caption under the photograph that says "Mrs. W. W. Bogel" as well as a handwritten note on the back that says, "Mrs. W. W. Bogel c. 1913." Additionally, there is a handwritten note accompanying the photograph that reads, "Mrs. William Woodworth (Sarah Newton) Bogel a real Marfa and Presidio County pioneer. She came to Marfa with her husband and daughter, Jessie - age 2 - in 1884. Photo made in 1913" signed "W. B. Hubbard."
Date: 1913
Creator: Cones
Item Type: Photograph

John F. Conners

Description: This is a research paper written by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1977. It is a brief biography of John Francis Conners.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Conners, Mary Francis
Item Type: Paper

An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero

Description: This is a research paper written by Jesus Cordero for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It gives a first hand account of the interesting life of Dionisio Marquez Cordero. As a child and young man, most of his family was killed in Mexico during the revolution. He eventually came to Texas, married three times and had 12 children. He had many interesting jobs. He became a US citizen in 1962.
Date: May 20, 1974
Creator: Cordero, Jesus Manuel
Item Type: Paper