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Atascador

Description: Pamphlet advertising real estate and agri-business in an "All American Colony in Mexico" called Atascador. Land was offered at $12.50 - 25 per acre.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Atascador Land Company

Aunt "Lissie" Pertle

Description: Photograph of Aunt Melissa "Lissie" Bryant Pertle, daughter of Dock Bryant. Here she is 88 years old, seated next to her great granddaughter Judy Wallace in 1968. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1968

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

[Automobiles in Circle]

Description: Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924."
Date: October 1924

[Avant Grocer Company Bank Note]

Description: Business check for Avant Grocer Company in Marfa, Texas. The heading on the check says, "Avant Grocer Company, Staple and Fancy Groceries." There is a logo for Guaranty Fund Bank in the top left. At bottom the check says, "To the Marfa State Bank, Marfa, Texas."
Date: unknown

Baby Bighorn Sheep

Description: Photograph of a man with a baby big-horn sheep taken from the Black Gap Area. This little sheep was used in disease research. A windmill stands in the background. This photo was included in a research paper by Paula Kilpatric for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: unknown

Badger

Description: Photograph of a badger, one of the meanest animals in the Big Bend area. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Date: unknown

[Baptism in a Creek]

Description: This photograph shows two groups of people on the banks of a body of water that is only partially visible. There are two people standing in the water. In the background, there are trees and mountains. There are two handwritten notes on the back of the photograph that appear to be written by different people; the first says, "Baptism Creek" and the second, "Baptism at dirt tank."
Date: unknown

Barb Wire

Description: Research paper written by Robert White about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: White, Robert

Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee