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American History Research Project on The Brite's Ranch Raid

Description: This is a research paper written by Ruben Pena-Alforo for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It tells the story of the raid by Mexican bandits on the L.C. Brite Ranch near Marfa, Texas. They stole a lot of goods from the ranch store and murdered three innocent people.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Brewster County

Description: Map of Brewster County, Texas, including the Big Bend Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1920
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Starr County

Description: Cadastral map of Starr County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some notes are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:60,000.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Starr County

Description: Cadastral "tracing" map of Starr County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some notes and features are marked in color; locations of ranches, lagunas, roads, surveys, and creeks are noted. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: February 1896
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Starr County

Description: Cadastral map of Starr County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: April 1863
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Terrell County

Description: Cadastral map of Terrell County, Texas in the Big Bend Country region. Some notes and properties are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: September 1905
Creator: Walker, Addison
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Webb County

Description: Cadastral map of Webb County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some boundaries are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: April 5, 1863
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Rio Grande River Crossing at Candelaria, Texas]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the Rio Grande. There is an arrow with the word "Crossing" pointing to a point in the river. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rio Grande River crossing at Candelaria, Texas where Captain Leonard F. Matlack, troop "K" - 8th Cavalry crossed to ransom Lieutenants H. G. Peterson and Paul H. Davis, August 20, 1919 (1 A.M.)."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Border Citizens on the Banks of the Rio Grande]

Description: Photograph of large crowds of American and Mexican citizens on the banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. The people on the left bank of the Rio Grande are on the American (El Paso) side and the people on the right bank are on the Mexican (Juarez) side. A group of rebels can be seen sitting down on the bank of the river. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Hanging bridge across from Smelter - nearly collapsed from rush of people escaping battle."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Construction of Pontoon Bridge]

Description: Photograph of a pontoon bridge being constructed across the Rio Grande near present day Ascarate Park (lower valley of El Paso) in June 1919. This photo was taken around the last Battle of Juarez (June 15-16, 1919). Soldiers can be seen maneuvering pontoons in the Rio Grande toward the bridge site. On the left side of the photo, soldiers are laying planks across the pontoons.
Date: June 1919
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Construction of a Plank Bridge]

Description: Photograph of engineers in the U.S. Army building a plank bridge along the Rio Grande. According to information on the back of the photo, the photo was taken in June 1919, around the last Battle of Juarez (June 15-16, 1919).
Date: June 1919
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Cavalry Crossing Pontoon Bridge]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Cavalry Brigade troops returning to the U.S. via a pontoon bridge from Juarez, Mexico on June 16, 1919. In each pontoon boat is a soldier looking on as the line of cavalry troops and horses passes by. Information on the back of the photo reveals that this bridge was located near present day Ascarate Park (in the lower valley of El Paso).
Date: June 16, 1919
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Punitive Expedition]

Description: Photograph of soldiers crossing the Rio Grande. This company of soldiers is crossing the Rio Grande and they are marching towards Ciudad Juarez. The soldiers are actually crossing the Rio Grande on a makeshift bridge supported by pontoons. This pontoon bridge crossing into Juarez was located somewhere in the eastern part of El Paso. The Franklin Mountains are in the background.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Jeff Davis County

Description: Map of Jeff Davis County, Texas, including the Big Bend Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 1893
Creator: Hardeman, H. B.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Photograph of the Rio Grande]

Description: Photograph of the Rio Grande with trees on the banks and mountains in the distance. A printed note on the photo describes it: "Ancient Indian hills on the banks of the Rio Grande."
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of the Rio Grande]

Description: Photograph of the Rio Grande, with hills on the right side and a large river bank on the left side.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Texas Heritage, Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2000

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas. The theme for this issue is "The Upper Rio Grande."
Date: Summer 2000
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

Along the Rio Grande.

Description: This article from a Harper's Weekly supplement discusses features around the Rio Grande River in the United States and Mexico.
Date: February 23, 1889
Creator: Hinton, Richard J.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[News Script: Flood]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Rio Grande rising to dangerous levels, resulting in flooding of the surrounding areas.
Date: June 29, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections