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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

Gospel Tent at Bloys' Camp Grounds

Description: Photograph of the "Gospel Tent" at Bloys' Camp Meeting around 1904. Women with parasols walk in front of the tent. Wooden planks for benches lay on the ground outside the tent.
Date: c. 1904
Item Type: Photograph

[People Sitting Under a Tree]

Description: This photograph shows a group of people - both men and women of different ages - and they are standing under a large tree. The men are all wearing suits and hats; the women are wearing dresses and hats as well. The people in the front row are sitting in chairs and there are people standing in a second row behind them. The ground in front of them is covered in short grass and there is a small bush. In the background, there are some other trees. To the left, there appears to be a covered wagon, and to the far right, there is a white tent.
Date: c. 1902 - 1903
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

[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

[Program of First Annual Field Day, West Texas Military Academy, 1909]

Description: Program for the First Annual Field Day at West Texas Military Academy held on April 13, 1909. Events included: shot put, relay races, 50 and 100 yard dashes, high jump, hurdle races, one mile race, 1/2 mile race, three legged race, broad jump, needle race, potato race and consolation race.
Date: April 13, 1909
Item Type: Text

Conners, John Francis

Description: Photograph of John Francis Connersas a young man. This photo was included in a research paper by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1969.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

Elioza Cordova at Age Three

Description: Photograph of Elioza Cordova at age three in 1909 in Terlingua, Texas. She is standing and wearing a dress. She later married Jose Hernandez and had two daughters, and ended up living in Alpine, Texas.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

[Loula Bunton on Horseback, 1909]

Description: Photograph of Loula Bunton riding a horse in 1909. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

Lucia Carrasco at age 26

Description: Photograph of Lucia Carrasco at age 26, in 1909. Her hair combed up with a flower in it and she wears a white blouse and dark skirt. This photo was included in a research paper by James Pena-Alfano for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

Map of Texas Showing Rock Island-Frisco Lones and Connections

Description: Map of Texas that is included in the booklet, Texas A Southwest Empire published by the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1909. It shows the Rock Island-Frisco railroad lines and connections in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Map

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

Texas, A Southwest Empire

Description: "Texas, A Southwest Empire" is a booklet published by the Passenger Traffic Department of the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, in 1909. It describes the resources and features of the various areas and counties of Texas such as: the Pan-Handle, Amarillo-Tucumcari Extension, the Western Tip of Texas, Wilbarger and Hardeman Counties, North Texas, Montague County, Wise County, Jack and Young Counties, Grayson County, Lamar County, Dallas and Fort Worth, Swedish Settlements, Trinity and Brazos Valleys, Leon Prairie, Galveston and Houston, the Coastal Plain, Liberty County, Jefferson County, Beaumont, Orange County and Newton County. Includes a map of Texas.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Text

[Poll Tax Receipt]

Description: Poll tax receipt for $1.75 received from A.M. Avant on January 30, 1908 in Pleasanton, Texas.
Date: January 30, 1908
Item Type: Text

Bunton Children and Dandy, 1908

Description: Photograph of a bunch of the Bunton children with their donkey Dandy around 1908. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph