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[Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a body of water at Big Bend National Park, with hills and mountain ridges rising up on either side and in the background of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mountains and hills at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a mountain peak and grassy hills in Big Bend National Park; a group of cacti are visible in the foreground. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mountains and shrubbery at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of mountains at Big Bend National Park, taken from between two mountain peaks overlooking a valley. Another mountain peak is in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Work was begun in 1934 to establish a national park out of the newly created Big Bend State Park. It wasn't until nine years later that the park became a reality" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Body of water at Big Bend National Park surrounded by buildings and hills]

Description: Photograph a river winding through the desert landscape at Big Bend National Park. Some buildings are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The native has a deep respect of the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bighorn sheep at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two male and one female bighorn sheep on the side of a hill or mountain, surrounded by desert brush and bushes at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Bighorn sheep are being reintroduced in the rocky mountains of the Black Gap Game Preserve" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two bobcats at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two bobcats drinking from a body of water at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Ranchers often have to hunt mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat to protect their flocks of sheep and newborn calves" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Cook-House at Glenn Springs, Texas]

Description: Postcard of an "Adobe Cook-House at Glenn Springs, Texas in which 9 U.S. Soldiers made their Defense against Mexican Bandits". These are some, if not all, all of the same soldiers that are also pictured in postcard WH PC 189-001 https://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187877/ The adobe structure in this image appears to have suffered some fire damage. We cannot positively identify the adobe structure in this postcard as being the same adobe structure in postcard WH PC 189-001 however most of the soldiers are the same if not all the same. This postcard appears to be an "after" picture and the aforementioned postcard appears to be the "before" picture. Presumably the "before" and "after" postcard after the battle with the alleged Mexican bandits - not shown in either postcard. The soldiers are armed with service rifles and some of the soldiers are also carrying service revolvers in their holsters. The location is Glenn Springs, Texas in the Big Bend National Park.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[House of W. K. Ellis, Glenn Springs, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the House of W. K. Ellis, Glenn Springs, Texas and the Squad of [the] 14th [U.S. Army] Calvary. Glenn Springs, Texas is located within the Big Bend National Park in the southwest part of the State of Texas. The Big Bend National Park includes the entire Chisos Mountain Range and stretches into Mexico within the state of Chihuahua and the state of Coahuila, Mexico. The entire park is approximately 1252 square miles in area. The image shows ten U.S. Soldiers standing in front of this mixed wood and adobe structure. Nine men stand in front of the structure and the 10th man is at the side of the structure, left side of image. The soldiers are armed with service rifles and some of the soldiers are also carrying service revolvers in their holsters.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Alpine, Texas: Cowboy Poetry in the High Desert]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Alpine, Texas. The footage covers: high desert and mountainous landscapes; interviews with locals about their trades, such as cowboy poetry and agate artistry; sites of cultural interest, such as downtown Alpine, Big Bend National Park and Museum, McDonald Observatory and an art fair; and music and dancing in a local bar.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library