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A 1913 Wedding
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.
[Baby Portrait of Abel Dominguez]
Portrait of Abel Dominguez at six months old, sitting in a wicker baby carriage.
Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc.
Belle of the Ball
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced.
The Biography of George Dawson
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.
Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mr. Victor Dominguez, who was an employee at the Murphy-Walker Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas, until her started a taxi stand, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dominguez, Sr., a ranching family.
[Cartoon of the New Deal]
Cartoon depiction of the New Deal introduced during the Great Depression. Picture shows a mother pig with many teats and "Old Faithful, The Tax Payer" written on her. Behind her are seventeen piglets with acronyms written on them, including "AAA," "CC," and "FERA." At the bottom of the picture is the title: "A Small Part of the Brood."
Chon Dominquez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Chon Dominguez, who made trips every week to Shafter, Texas, carrying tanks of oil for the usage of the mine machinery. Grammatical corrections are made in red ink, and the questions posed in red ink are answered or clarified in blue ink on the back of the preceding page.
Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Disastrous Depression of the 1930's
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression of the 1930s, specifically in Presidio County, Texas, with numerous interviews from farmers and ranchers of the Depression era.
Doll Collection: Diminutive Delights
Magazine article, written for MD Living magazine, about the hobby, history, and lore of doll collecting.
The Dowes of Pinto Canyon
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Orin Curtis Dowe and Millie Wilson Dowe of Pinto Canyon, who met while O. C. Dowe was a Texas Ranger attempting to capture smugglers crossing the Mexico-Texas border.
The Drake Family
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Drake family, who first came to Texas in the 1850s. John Drake, the author's grandfather, was a poor ranch man, and the author's father, Dawson Cole Drake, was stationed in England during his military service.
Dutch
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Maynard W. "Dutch" Acton, who played a cowboy in the movie "Giant," starring Jimmy Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. Dutch Acton spent most of his life working and living on ranches in West Texas.
The Dutchover Family
Information about two portraits of the Dutchover family used in a researcher paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dutchovers. The author also includes a few comments on the origin of the name "Dutchover" and the style and dress of ladies during the time period when these pictures were taken.
The Dutchovers
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Diedrick Dutchover, his wife, Refugia "Cara" Salcido, and their ten children. The author discusses the origin of the name "Dutchover," Diedrick Dutchover's job riding as guard to mail coaches, and the establishment of the Dutchover ranch.
Five Pictures
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Alejandro "Alec" Dominguez, the author's grandfather, and his children.
[Frank Duncan Photograph Envelope]
Manila photograph envelope with purple stamped writing in the middle: "Frank Duncan, Photographer, 'I make faces for a living.' P. O. Box 234." On the back of the envelope, in pencil, are columns of numbers.
[Graduation Announcement for Silver City Public Schools - May 22, 1931]
A graduation announcement for eighth graders at the Silver City Public Schools in the Washington Auditorium on Friday, May 22, 1931. When the pamphlet is opened, the graduating eighth grades are listed alphabetically on the left and a program is on the right. The name "Eva Deck," a graduating eighth grader (second row, third name), is handwritten beneath the class roll.
Grandmother's Doll Collection
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a doll collection comprised of three hundred dolls representing every era from 1400 C.E. to the 1970s. The collection includes dolls of all sizes and shapes, styles and colors, and from different countries. This paper includes a small section on the process of making dolls, pieces of furniture the author's grandmother uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from the author's collection.
[Information about a Photograph of Three Girls]
Information written about a photograph of three young girls for a research paper about the Delgadillo family for a history class at Marfa High School. This document lists the names of the three girls, in order, and the ages and short biographical section for Rosa Delgadillo and Cruz Delgadillo. What appears to be a rough draft for another photograph's information is handwritten on the back, but is marked out in red ink.
[Information about DeAnda Family Photographs]
Information written about two family photographs for a history class at Marfa High School about the DeAnda family. The first document lists, in order, the names of each member of the DeAnda family who have gathered for a collective family photograph - the writer's great-grandparents are featured. The next document gives information about the creation and process of using a mud oven at El Boracho Ranch. Lastly, a small slip of paper gives information about where El Boracho Ranch is located.
[Information about Photograph of Abel and Cinderella Dominguez]
Information about a picture of Abel Dominguez and his mother, Cinderella Dominguez, used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dominguez family.
[Information about Photograph of Abel Dominguez]
Information about a baby portrait of Abel Dominguez used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dominguez family.
[Information about Photograph of Ester Dominguez and Santiaga Queroz]
Information about a photograph of Ester Dominguez and Santiaga Queroz used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dominguez family.
[Information about Photograph of Lucia Duran and Jesusita Garcia]
Information about a photograph of Lucia Duran and Jesusita Garcia for their First Communion in Marfa, Texas, used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School.
[Information about Photograph of Manuela Dech]
Information about a portrait of Manuela Dech used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. The portrait was taken in England when she was about fifteen years old - it is unclear in what year or why Dech traveled to England.
[Information about Photograph of Ramona Delgadio and Carman Lara]
Information written about a photograph of Ramona Delgadio and her friend, Carman Lara, for a research paper about Ramona Delgadio for a history class at Marfa High School. This document lists the name of Ramona Delgadio as well as her friend's name, and includes a few biographical sentences on the life of Ramona Delgadio.
[Information about Postcard of Sirlido Dominguez and His Family]
Information about a postcard of Sirlido Dominguez sitting in a chair with his family used in a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Dominguez family.
[Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes - October 19, 1979]
Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes in acceptance of the additional photographs by Frank Duncan of the people and happenings of the 1920s, which Mr. Dukes offered to the Marfa Museum in a previous letter.
[Letter from Pat Godbold to Abelardo Sanchez - May 24, 1991]
Letter from Pat Goldbold to Abelardo Sanchez in response to a postcard sent by Abelardo Sanchez requesting information about the timeline of Dr. J. C. Darracott's practice in Marfa, Texas, while researching the death of Ambrose Bierce. Mrs. Goldbold includes a short biography of Dr. Darracott in reference to Marfa, according to the Marfa Museum records.
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey - October 12, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey to inquire whether the museum to be built in Marfa, Texas, might appreciate the donation of some additional photographs by Frank Duncan.
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett - November 6, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett explaining a number of the enclosed photographs by Frank Duncan to be donated to the museum in Marfa, Texas.
Life of Dr. Joseph Darracott
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dr. Joseph Calhoun Darracott, a successful doctor who worked and spent most of his life in Marfa, Texas. Darracott moved to Shafter, Texas, for two years as a company doctor; spent a short time in El Paso, Texas; served as a naval medical officer in World War I; and spent the remainder of his life in Marfa.
Life of Francis King Duncan
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Francis King Duncan, who was pronounced dead by three doctors when he cracked his skull open on an old wooden stove in a train collision; but while the undertaker was preparing him for burial, he awoke. He developed a bad case of boils, contracted tuberculosis twice, and caught yellow fever in Oregon. After his service in World War I, Frank Duncan settled in Marfa, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
The Life of Juan Dominguez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Juan Dominguez - joining the Border Patrol, marriages, duties as a Border Patrol officer, and retirement.
The Life of W. T. Davis
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Judge W. T. Davis, who came to Marfa, Texas, in 1907 to establish a ranching business and meat market. He was elected county judge in 1926, and he and his family became a prominent part of the community.
[Map of Stagecoach Route]
Map of the stage coach route from El Paso to San Antonio, a total of 673 miles.
Mary Coe Daniels, Woman of the West
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Coe Daniels, pioneer of West Texas, and her family. Daniels and her husband and children made their home in West Texas, despite threats of bandits and influenza. She kept house, ran a successful store, delivered babies, and even became a U.S. mail carrier. At the time this paper was created, Mary Cole Daniels was 76 year old and still greeting customers in her general store.
Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis from Marfa, Texas, who contracted polio at the age of seven - She later went on to eat dinner with President Roosevelt, become Woman of the Year in 1968, and write poetry.
[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]
Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business.
[Most Interesting Person: Evelyn Raetzch Davis]
Research paper outline written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mrs. Evelyn Raetzch Davis, who was a teacher in elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in and around the area of Marfa, Texas, between the years of 1954 and 1972. She also authored several books and enjoyed writing and painting in her free time.
Mrs. Pruett's Dollarama
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mrs. Ida Mae Pruett's doll collection, consisting of 360 dolls of all sorts at the time this paper was written. The collection includes dolls of all sizes and shapes, styles and colors, and from different countries. This paper includes a small section on the process of making dolls, pieces of furniture Mrs. Pruett uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from Mrs. Pruett's collection.
My Grandmother's Sisters
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.
My Grandparent's Ancestry
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's and grandfather's ancestry, Fransiscia (McIntire) Dominquez and Alex Dominquez, respectively.
[Photograph of a Boy and Truck]
Photograph of a boy sitting in a chair outside next to a stone wall, with a covered truck in the background.
[Photograph of a Car Below a Cliff]
Photograph of a car with two men standing next to it at the bottom of a very steep hill with a dirt road leading to the top of a cliff.
[Photograph of a Car in Musque Canyon]
Photograph of a car on a road through Musque Canyon near Marfa, Texas.
[Photograph of a Car on a Mountain Road]
Photograph by Frank Duncan of a car on a mountain road in the Big Bend District near Marfa, Texas.
[Photograph of a Child]
Negative of a photo of a child standing in front of a large bush. The child is wearing casual clothes, including shorts and a hat, and is holding a flower.