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[Close up of Big Bend area landscape]

Description: Photograph of a rocky mountain ( part of the Davis Mountain range) behind a line of trees in the Big Bend area of Jeff Davis County, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[According to an] Indian legend [...] After the heavens, the earth, and the living creatures had been shaped, the Great Spirit had a great accumulation of rocks and stony material left over. Even the Evil Spirit refused the pile, and so it became the mighty Big Bend of Texas" (p. 1).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Jeff Davis County Courthouse, historical plaque

Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Fort Davis, Texas. It says: "Jeff Davis County Courthouse. Designed by the architectural firm of L. L. Thurman and Co. of Dallas, this building was erected in 1910-1911 and replaced the original 1880 adobe courthouse. This concrete and stone Classical Revival edifice, erected by the Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky, is dominated by a massive portico supported by doric columns. Other distinctive design elements include the alternating horizontal bands of pink rusticated stone made of locally quarried materials and the Beaux arts style clock tower, which feature a Seth Thomas timepiece. The courthouse continues as the seat of local goverment. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000."
Date: August 5, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries