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[Rifles]
Photograph of two rifles belonging to Mr. Jose Herrera. The rifle on top is from 1891. The other rifle is a .22 and is from 1928. These rifles were given to Jose Herrera by his father Ventura Herrera when he was 12 and 15 years old.
Rimrock and Slide at the Brite Ranch in West Texas
Panoramic photograph of the rimrock on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. A group of people stand near the edge of the cliff. Mountains rise in the distance.
[Rimrock and the Mountains of West Texas]
Photograph of the rimrock area of the Brite Ranch. Mountains are in the background. The ranch covered 125,000 acres.
Rimrock at the Brite Ranch in West Texas
Photograph of the rimrock on the Brite Ranch in West Texas.
Rimrock in West Texas
Photograph of the rimrock in West Texas.
Rimrock Mountains and Camp Holland, Texas
Photograph of Camp Holland nestled in the Rimrock Mountains of west Texas. Buildings can be seen on the left of the photo. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
[Rio Conchos Area of Mexico]
Copy photograph of a hand-drawn map. A handwritten note on the map says, "Rio Conchos area of Mexico as of 1919, When Lts. Peterson & Davis, U. S. Flyers flew up wrong river, at #1, and made a forced landing at #2. Near #3, Mexican bandits made them prisoners, takened [sic] to #4, then by trails through the mountains to #5 area where Capt. Matlack rescued both flyers, but only paid half of ransom. Areas near #6, #7 & #8 were involved in the cavalry expedition in Mexico after the flyers' rescue. Map by W. D. Smithers."
[Rio Grande River Crossing at Candelaria, Texas]
Photograph of an aerial view of the Rio Grande. There is an arrow with the word "Crossing" pointing to a point in the river. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rio Grande River crossing at Candelaria, Texas where Captain Leonard F. Matlack, troop "K" - 8th Cavalry crossed to ransom Lieutenants H. G. Peterson and Paul H. Davis, August 20, 1919 (1 A.M.)."
[Rio Grande river near Big Bend]
Photograph of the Rio Grande River near the Big Bend area. Threes and brush are visible on both banks. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first white man to enter the Big Bend area was the Spaniard, Cabeza de Vaca, who led an expedition in 1535. The later expedition of Antonio de Espejo left a better record of the Indians found along the Rio Grande" (p. 3).
[River]
Photograph of a river with trees in the foreground and hills rising on the far side.
[Robert E. Lee Tyler and others at the Half-Way House]
Photograph of Robert E. Lee Tyler with a group of people (including two horse-drawn wagons) at the Half-Way House in Marfa, Texas. The building is a small, one-story stone structure. A handwritten note in the lower-left corner says "1/2 Way house." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[Robert E. Lee Tyler] married Dora Collins from the rapidly growing town of Marfa and took her to live at a lonely ranch house between Marfa and Shafter. At the Half-way House they provided food for ranch hands, miners, and stage passengers. In 1885, Mr. Tyler bought a ranch and used TYL as his brand on some of the finest Hereford cattle in West Texas" (p. 7).
[Robert E. Lee Tyler with two children]
Photograph of Robert E. Lee Tyler seated in an easy chair and two young girls are leaning against the left arm of the chair, looking at him. A large radio is in the room next to the girls and a dining room table appears to be partially visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "My family has been in the Big Bend since 1882, when my great-grandfather, Robert E. Lee Tyler, traveled through the Big Bend with his brother, Will, while driving sheep from Georgetown, Texas to present Jeff Davis county. He sold the flock to A. G. Gage and stayed to work for him" (p. 7).
The Rock House
This is a paper describing both Casa Piedra, "The Rock House," and the people who lived in Casa Piedra.
Rogers #1 after Lightening Struck
Photograph of the oil well Named Rogers #1 after it had been struck by lightening on March 11, 1921. The photo was taken at night showing a large plume of fire rising from the well. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Rogers #1 Fire Under Control
Photograph of the Rogers #1 oil well as the fire is brought under control. Note the steam boilers which are around the well that were used to extinguish the fire/
[Roof on Old House]
Photograph of the roof of an old house in West Texas. The detail shot shows the shingles on the roof and the siding on the house.
Rosa A. Acosta
Studio portrait of Rosa A. Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Redford, Texas.
Rosa A. Acosta, 1921
Description of a portrait of Rosa A. Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Redford, Texas.
[A roundup at the Y Ranch]
A roundup at the Y Ranch. Included in the photo (standing, left to right): Freddie Jones, George Lee, George Ligg, Joe Clarke, Unknown, George Clarke, Unknown, George Clarke, Unknown, Buck Kelton, Tom Grammer, Unknown, Sheriner, Dewy Gilbert, Smith, Hub Castleberry. Seated in front of the standing men (left to right): Two of Buck Kelton's sons, a reporter from "Cattleman's Weekly" magazine, a writer, and a rodeo hand. Rolled up tents and a chuck wagon are in the far right corner of the photograph. They are outside near the Y Ranch.
[Row of Airplanes]
Photograph of a row of at least seven bi-planes parked in a field. The photograph was taken from a distance away.
[Ruins near Marfa]
Photograph of stone ruins surrounded by desert brush near Marfa, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Because of the presence of the U.S. Army, and help provided by the Texas Rangers and Border Patrol, many raids were prevented. Still, ranchers and their families were slaughtered and their stock stolen" (pp. 8-9).
[Ruins of a ranch in Presidio]
Photograph of the ruins of a small stone fort that were part of a ranch in Presidio. The ruins are in a desert landscape and rocky mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Besides farming, [John W. Spencer] ran several stores in Ojinaga and Presidio" (p. 4)
[Ruins of an Old House]
Photograph of what is left of an old house in West Texas. The photo shows the rock and brick siding with the wooden framing for the roof.
[Ruins of Presidio structure]
Photograph of intact ruins in the Presidio desert; the structure is a long rectangle with a square opening. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "El Apostol Santiago built, with Indian labor, a mission on the north side of the Rio Grande in 1684" (p. 3).
Ruperta Chavarria in 1928
Photograph of Ruperta Chavarria in a pretty dress made by Petra Nunez. She was 19 years old and getting ready to go to a dance in 1928. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
[Ruth and Henry Coffield]
Ruth and Henry Coffield sitting side by side in a tent in 1919.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas
Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church in Marfa, Texas. This was built in 1917. Photograph was included in a paper written by Lupita Valenzuela for a history class at Marfa High School oin 1969.
[Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the 1950s]
Exterior of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the 1950s.
Sam Bunton
Photograph of Sam Bunton on horseback in front of his home in Marfa.
Sam Bunton
Photograph of Sam Bunton.
Sam Bunton
Photograph of Sam Bunton. He wears a suit.
[San Esteban Dam]
In this print, there are actually four different photographs showing different parts of San Esteban Dam and San Esteban Lake. The upper left photograph shows a rocky area with brush and what appears to be a white fence and a stream. Underneath are the handwritten words "San Esteban Dam." The photograph in the upper right shows the lake with the dam wall in the right of the photograph and the foreground shows the shore of the lake; the word "Lake" is handwritten underneath. The photographs at the bottom of the print are less clear, but seem to show different views of the lake, its shores and the islands in it. There appears to be a person and rowboat in the photograph at the bottom right. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Views of San Esteban Dam and lake about 12 miles south of Marfa. Soil conservation and flood control caused the lake to go dry many years ago. Note irrigation ditch on backside of the dam."
San Jose Baeza Hernandez
Photograph of San Jose Baeza Hernandez, born on May 19,1842 in El Muato.
[Sarah Newton Bogel]
In this photograph, a young woman in a long, white dress decorated with ruffles and wearing a matching bonnet and gloves is posing for a portrait. She appears to be standing on a very small flight of stairs (only two or three) next to an intricately carved wooden railing. Her right hand is stretched out to hold a basket of flowers perched on a carved post at the top of the stairs. In the background there is a tree outside a window, and a wall decorated with carvings and climbing ivy. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Mrs. W. W. Bogel (Sarah Newton) about 1876 probably in San Antonio."
[Sarah Russell Bogel and her son]
In this photograph, a woman and young boy are standing in the yard of a ranch. The woman is young and wearing a loose, white dress. The little boy is wearing a loose shirt with overalls and is petting two dark-colored dogs. They are standing directly in front of a large wooden wagon. In the background, there is a building made of brick, a large pile of wood and a fence and mountains in the distance. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Sarah Russell Bogel (Mrs. William Woodworth Bogel, Jr.) and William Woodworth Bogel III (Billy B.) at W. W. Bogel's Charco Larco Ranch circa 1913-14."
Scene from of the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Scene from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" which was presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Scene from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. L-R John Kearny, Mike Henderson, Susan Scott and Gene Dickson.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Bishop Bailey, Jr., Bill Bishop, Billy Bob Plumbley, Juan Dominguez, and Manuel Rubio in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: John Kearney, Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop,and Fred Shelby in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop, Fred Shelby and Benny Herrera in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Robert Pruett and John Kearney in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsberry and Chili Ridley in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Elizabeth Hewitt on the guitar in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Dorothy Walker curtsies before Herb Harlow, Gene Odell, Charles Henderson and Johnny Walker in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Susan Scott in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Bishop Bailey, Jr. and Susan Scott in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell and Charles Henderson in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell, Charles Henderson and Johnny Walker in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsbury and Chili Ridley in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
A.W. Bishop, Lee Bennett, Billy Bob Plumbley, Robert Pruett, Juan Dominguez, Gene Odell, Dorothy Walker and John Kearney in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.