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Ira Cline - Disciple of Law

Description: This is a research paper written by Pablo Alvarado for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 13, 1972. It is a biography of Ira Cline, a man who worked in law enforcement most of his life in west Texas and Mexico.
Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Alvarado, Pablo
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Rangers and sovereignty

Description: A book about Texas Rangers and the events they took part in. Some of the contents detail the battles that the Rangers fought in, the different criminals they dealt with, and some of the events in their own personal lives.
Date: 1914
Creator: Roberts, Dan W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque - Founding of Colorado City

Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Colorado City. It reads: "The Founding of Colorado City. Founded, 1880, at the crossing of the Colorado River and Texas & Pacific Railroad right-of-way: central shipping point and supply depot for the sprawling cattle ranches of west Texas and New Mexico. From 1880 (when A. W. Dunn opened his dirt-floor. Tent-roof General Store) to 1890. The boisterous cattle town garnered notoriety as well as fame. The largest community between Fort Worth and El Paso. Colorado City had more millionaires than any other Texas town and the most saloons in the west. Law and order was housed in a dugout at the edge of town. Where a company of Texas Rangers made all men check their guns. Modest, courageous Ranger Dick Ware was elected first sheriff in 1881. Population soared from 700 to 5,000 in the first two years. As cowboys, cattlemen, merchants, and (as a visitor said) "any number of bummers", vied for space. The first sermon was preached in a saloon and the town "jail" was a chain attached to a mesquite tree, but citizens could find beauty in the lantern-glow from dozens of tents in the center of town. Althought drought and the passing of the open range soon diminished Colorado City's glory, its first decade won for it the epithet, 'Mother City of West Texas.' (1968)"
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Ranger weapons

Description: Commemorative pieces from the Texas Rangers including weapons. A case on the right has a seal on the top which says "State of Texas Texas Ranger Commemorative Commission"; behind the box, a revolver and knife are mounted to a display board. A breakdown of the pieces: commemorative commission (192 3-73) of Texas Ranger weapons, including: (a) Smith and Wesson (TR 1322) 357 magnum; (b) wood handled knife; (c) wooden case with blue velvet lining; (d) leather sheath; and (e,f,g,h) 4 cleaning tools.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum