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[Carving of dinosaur]
Photograph of a statue artifact in the shape of a dinosaur. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Early man, who created these artifacts, entered West Texas while the mammoth roamed free" (p. 2).
Casa De Piedra School
Description of the Casa De Piedra School in Marfa, Texas. This accompanied a photograph in a research report by Maria Valenzuela in 1974.
Casimiro Chavarria
Paper written by Eva Chavarria in 1967 for a history class at Marfa High School. It describes her grandfather, Casimiro Chavarria's family, his work on ranches, his farm and his travels.
Casimiro Chavarria
Photograph of Casimiro Chavarrio at the Marfa depot in 1910. He wears a hat and a gun in a holster. At this time he was about 26 years old. This photo was included in a research paper by Eva Chavarria for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
[Casner Family]
Photographs of Hiram Casner and his family, the upper photo has Hiram, Granny Ake, Emma Ake Casner and Sampson Farriss sitting on the porch of their ranch house at Llano Creek. The lower photo is of the Casner family reunion in 1913. Hiram and Pete Casner are the two elder gentlemen in the front row. This page is part of a 1977 report for a history class at Marfa High School by Jess Evans.
[Cast in a Play]
Photograph of the cast of a play in the Marfa - Alpine region of Texas. They are wearing their costumes. Advertising is seen around the stage area. A backdrop has a scene with ships and buildings.
Cast of the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Entire cast of 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.
[Catalina Cabezuela with hoola hoop]
1958 picture of Catalina Cabezuela playing with a hoola hoop. Jesus Cabezuela is sitting to the left in a chair, reading.
Catalogue of the West Texas Military Academy: A Church School for Boys
Catalogue for West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Texas for the 1908-1909 school year. The catalogue describes the history of the school, the roster for the school year and academic and athletic programs.
[Catholic Church]
Postcard of an adobe Mexican Catholic church in Deming, New Mexico. The churchyard is fenced in. There is a bell at the top of the church, and a cross above the bell. There is a windmill in the background. A note on the front of the card says, "Mexican Catholic Church Deming, N. Mex."
[Cattle at a Watering Trough]
This photograph shows a group of black and white cattle standing around a watering trough that seems to be made of concrete. The ground at the front of the picture is bare and covered in large stones.
[Cattle Branding]
In this photograph, there are two men branding what appears to be a calf in a wooden pen. The man holding the brand is fairly young, wearilng loose, lightly-colored clothing, a hat and and tall boots. He is facing a slightly older man who is sitting on the calf. The second man has a moustache and is wearing a light shirt, dark pants, and what appears to be a leather apron as well as a hat. The calf is white with darker spots. Behind them, there is a third man, also dressed in light clothing, who is only partially visible, walking near a tall wooden fence that surrounds them. The left side of the photograph is partially obscured by a white spot. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says, "Gus Bogel brands one for his dad, W.W. Bogel, at the Perdiz pens."
Cattle Brands of Texas
This is a research paper written by Russell F. White for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 4, 1964. It covers the history of cattle branding and has many illustrations of brands in Texas that were used by ranches in Texas, including those of Indians and Mexicans.
Cattle Grazing in West Texas
Photograph of cattle grazing in West Texas. To the right are the rimrock cliffs and to the left are some rocky hills. This is near the Big Bend area of Texas.
Cattle in Corral
Photograph of cattle in a corral near a hill in West Texas. The fence is made from tree limbs.
[Cavalry]
This photograph is of a group of cavalrymen out on drill. There are many soldiers, ranged on the slope of a mountain and wearing dark uniforms and hats. Several of the men are standing with horses in the back or to the side. Two of the men have pins on their collars, showing that they are marksmen. Behind the men, there are rocks and desert plants.
[Cavalry at Bloys Campground]
This photograph shows a large group of people. In the front, there are five people sitting on a bench at a low table covered in books and other objects. There is a man in a suit standing in front of them, holding a United States flag on a pole. Back behind, there are people in uniform standing, and others sitting on horseback in a loose semi-circle. In the middle of the photograph there is someone with a movie camera. In the background, there are some trees and what appear to be some mountains. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature that says, "Keith, Marfa." On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that reads, "1944. Big Bend Cavalry, Bloys camp meeting grounds. George Jones commander, R. J. Bledsoe adjutant. Met at Bloys camp mtg. grounds. Joe Peeney standing near table."
Cavalry Sergeant at a Horse Show
Photograph of an 8th Cavalry Sergeant at a horse show.
CCC Camp
Photograph of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp located in the Chisos Mountains taken on November 26, 1937. The company stationed at this camp was 1855, it was under the command of Lt. Wm. L. Hagman and Lt. Archie L. Murray, second in command.
CCC Service Camp
Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture was taken in 1933, during the depression, when President Roosevelt held office. It shows a CCC Service Camp, which was formed so that the people could work. Their jobs were at making roads on the Chisos Mountain, where Big Bend is now located. The government paid the federal workers according to their duties and responsibilities under several different pay plans. They lived in these camps and were allowed to leave every fifteen days to go to the nearest town."
CCC Service Camp Employees
Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture, taken in January 23, 1934, shows five federal employees standing in front of their barrack, These men worked in the CCC camps." The photo shows men standing on the steps outside the doorway.
Cedillo family
Paper describing photos of the Cedillo family.
Celia Acosta
Paper describing a photograph of Celia Acosta at age 7, dressed for her first Holy Communion. It also contains other biographical information about Celia.
Celia Acosta on First Holy Communion
Photograph of Celia Acosta at age 7, dressed for her first Holy Communion. The photo was taken in Grandfalls, Texas on March 29, 1923. She wears a white dress with a crown and veil and holds a candle and a little book.
[The Century Culture Club of Marfa in 1959]
Marfa Century Culture Club officers in 1959. The women are behind a large table decorated with flowers and snacks. They appear to be meeting in someone's home. From left to right: Mrs. Pat Godbold (First Vice-President), Mrs. Miller Robinson (President), Mrs. Mimms Sutton (Parliamentarian), Mrs. Gene Newman (Recording Secretary), Mrs. Herschel Adams (Club Counselor), Mrs. Kerr Mitchell (Corresponding Secretary), and Mrs. Morris Ledger (Treasurer).
Chaney
Biographical paper by Dolores Navarette about Chaney, a well-loved African American man who lived in Marfa from 1932-1972. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in February 1978.
Chanting Choir from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Chanting choir from 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. First row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Elvira Barrera, Frank Alvarado, Adele West. Second row (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Susan Merrifield, Ann Earney, Maria Almance, Arnulfo Garcia, Danny Jurado, and Carmen Lopez. Third row (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Richard Rios, Pat Dunsavage, Carl Crouch, Becky Tharp, Danny Watts, and Virginia Calanche. Top row (L-R): Glenn Garcia and Benny Herrera.
Chanting Choir from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Chanting choir 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. Front row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Frank Alvarado, Adele West and Frank Baeza.Row two (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Ann Earney, Maria Almance and Elvira Barrera. Row three (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Susan Merrifield, Arnulfo Garcia and Carmen Lopez. Row Four (L-R): Carl Crouch, Price Robinson, Danny Watts, Richard Rios, Patricia Dunsavage, Glenn Garcia, Becky Tharpe, Benny Herrera, Virginia Calanche, Lilia Mediano and Danny Jurado.
Character from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Susan Scott in her costume from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976.
Character from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Bishop Bailey, Jr. 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.
Characters from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"
Mike Henderson and Rink Polson 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.
Charley Bishop: "A Western Pioneer"
This report is a brief biography of Charley Bishop, starting with his parents and describing his entire life.
[Charley Bishop on horseback]
In the photograph, Charley Bishop is dressed casually, sitting astride a horse, holding the reins. The horse is a dark color with a white stripe down the middle of its face. Behind them, there is a wooden fence in front of a partial wooden stucture as well as some faint, distance mountains.
Charlie Christian in 1917
Photograph of Charlie Christian after entering the U.S. Navy in 1917. He is wearing his white dress uniform.This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Chavirra and Nunez Family History
Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School by Stella Nunez about her family's history. It was written in 1967.
The Childers Family
This is a paper describing the Childers family.
The Children's Entertainment
Small card listing items in a program to entertain children in Marfa, Texas on November 20, 1891. Included are songs, tableaux, drills, and a minuet.
[Chimney on Roof]
Photograph of a chimney on a roof of an old house in West Texas.
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.
Christian Family Photo
Photo of the family of Fealon Vaun and Rachel Christian. Back row L-R: Frank, his wife May, Milton, Allie, Vaun. Front row L-R: Charlie, Fealon Vaun, Ethel with her doll "Bertha", Edd, Rachel with first grandbaby Hayden. Not shown is Walter who died December 3, 1883. The photo was taken out of doors.
[Christopher's Department Store]
Exterior of Christopher's Department Store. Two people are standing in front of the store. Left to right are: W.W. Christopher and J.W. Christopher.
[Chuck Wagon]
In this photograph, there are two men standing near a wagon beneath a tarp held up by wooden poles. the wagon appears to be parked and the covering over its top is strung up so that the back is open. Inside, there are items stacked in shelves and below the wagon, there is a wooden crate and some jugs. The men are standing in front of the wagon and both are facing to the left. They are wearing loose clothing and cowboy hats. To the left side of the photograph, there are some trees and brush; to the far right, there are some objects in the background, but they are unclear. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph that says, "Chuck box, mexican cooks."
[Chuck Wagon]
In this photograph, there are four men standing around a parked wagon amidst some brush. Two men are standing to the left of the wagon, wearing work clothes and boots. They are standing in front of a small building with a fenced-in porch. There are some bundles sitting outside the porch, to the left of the wagon. To the right of the first two men, there is a third man in dark overalls with his hands in a silver tub, perhaps doing dishes. The tub is on a folded-out table on the back of a wagon with large wheels. Above the table, there are several shelves with various objects on them. In front of the wagon, there are a variety of buckets or pots sitting on the ground. The fourth man is leaning against the right side of the wagon and appears to be eating. The handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Chuck wagon at W. W. Bogel's Perdiz pens."
[Chuck wagon feeding the cowboys]
Eight cowboys are eating at a small chuck wagon stand. Two of the cowboys are squatting, the others are standing.
[Chuck wagon feeding the crowd]
Two women and a man are standing next to a chuckwagon.
Church History Book III
Book handwritten by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History Book III." The book concerns the history of Christianity during the sixteenth century.
Church History: Book IV
Journal written by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History, Book IV," about the history of the Episcopal church. The final pages of the journal contain recipes.
Churches in the West Texas Vicinity
Paper by Delia Jurado describing the history of several churches and missions in the West Texas area.
Cicilio Acosta
Paper by Mario Acosta about his relative, Cicilio Acosta, a farmer in Redford, Texas.
Ciclilio Acosta
Studio portrait of Cicilio Acosta (1873-1943) of Redford, Texas. He stands by a wicker chair.