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Jeff Davis Co.

Description: Cadastral map of Jeff Davis County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1887
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Jeff Davis Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jeff Davis County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and appear to denote the addition of names and roads. Scale [ca. 1:426,666] (8000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Bramlette, H. M. & McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Jeff Davis Co.

Description: Cadastral map of Jeff Davis County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: June 1887
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Soldier on Horse at Fort Davis]

Description: Photograph of a man in a light blue, yellow, and navy cavalry uniform, holding a rifle and sitting on a honey-colored horse. His uniform is comprised of a black helmet with a long yellow plume, a navy jacket, light blue trousers with a yellow stripe down the leg, knee-high boots, and a saber attached to his hip. The horse is harnessed and saddled, with a small quilted blanket under the saddle. They are standing in a large, dry, dirt space, with three small, one-story houses in the far background. Behind the houses, there is a large, rocky cliff-range.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

[View from Mount Locke]

Description: Photograph of the view from Mount Locke from the McDonald Observatory at an elevation of 6,791 feet. There is some plant life located in the foreground of the photo and a mountainous landscape can be seen in the distance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Moon Ranch in 1897]

Description: Group photograph on the Moon Ranch in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. They are, L-R: Mrs. Ed Callier of Dallas (Lena Evans), Glen Walker, Jim Gray, Mrs. Dick Wynne, Mrs. Guy Pitner (Virgile Paddock). In front: Mrs. J.D. Collett Bock, Mrs. Ernest Stephens.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington 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

[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

[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

[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

[Canine artifact]

Description: Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

G.F. Crosson in front of Goat Ranch Ruins

Description: Photograph of G.F. Crosson in front of what is left of his parents' first adobe home at Goat Ranch, northeast of Fort Davis, Texas. His parents were George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mamie Crosson

Description: Photograph made in 1898 in El Paso of Mamie Crosson wearing a fancy hat with flowers on it. She also wears glasses. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1898
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crossen

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson at age 80, in August 1924, seated out of doors near a picket fence under a tree. She wears a long dress and has her hair pulled up. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Wooden Cross]

Description: This cross is wooden and a generic shape except that the base widens to 4 cm from 1 cm at the top. One side has a dark line in the natural pattern of the wood. The accompanying card has a printed note, "This cross hand carved of oak from the original cowboy's hitching post or mens prayer tree, Bloy's Cowboy Camp Meeting" and has a handwritten note on the back: "8-18-68. Carved by John Wilson, Pyote, Texas 79777."
Date: 1968~
Creator: Wilson, John
Partner: Marfa Public Library