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Wire-Fencing Tool

Description: Patent for "a device. . .which is simple, cheap, and durable by which wire fences may be repaired quickly and thoroughly, the device being very light to enable one to carry it around easily" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: McCue, Roger
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Postcard of Jesus Abundio Cobos

Description: Photographic postcard depicting two men, one which is Jesus Abundio Cobos in Alpine, Texas around 1900. One of the men is riding a donkey. Correspondence on the back is in Spanish.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Alpine, Texas fire department. The roughly eye shaped patch has a yellow background, red lettering, and dark blue edging. "Fire Department" and "City of Alpine" are written along the top and bottom edges. A firefighter's cross appears in the center of the patch, comprised of red edging, dark blue points, and a white central circle with the image of a fire helmet on top of a hatchet, ladder, nozzle, and pike.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Texas Attorney General Opinion: GA-0904

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification regarding: Whether two bills that amend section 36.121 of the Water Code, which relates to the regulatory authority of groundwater conservation districts, are in irreconcilable conflict. (RQ-0985-GA)
Date: January 12, 2012
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

West Texas deluge

Description: West Texas deluge, a rainstorm in Alpine.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Veterans Memorial, Brewster County

Description: THIS ENDURING MONUMENT OF MARBLE WITH ATTACHED BRONZE PLAQUE IS A SYMBOL OF HONOR AND A TRIBUTE OF PRAISE FOR THE VALIANT SERVICE RENDERED BY THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM BREWSTER COUNTY WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE NATION. NOT ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR OWN SHORES BUT ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR ALLIES THREATENED WITH ANNIHILATION BY THE RUTHLESS AGRESSORS. OUR DEVOTION TO FREEDOM AND LOVE FOR HUMANITY LEFT NO OTHER COURSE SO THE GRAND OLD STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAS UNFURLED IN THREE WARS. WORLD WAR I. WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR. FACED WITH THIS TREMENDOUS TASK OUR NATION FOUGHT THE MOST ALTRUISTIC WARS OF THE CENTURY. THOUSANDS OF OUR HEROES ARE DEAD - THEY DIED FOR LIBERTY - THEY DIED FOR US AND OTHER COUNTRIES - THEY ARE AT REST - MANY SLEEP IN THE LANDS THEY MADE FREE UNDER THE FLAG THEY RENDERED STAINLESS - UNDER THE SOLEMN PINES AND THE DROOPING WILLOWS - THEY SLEEP BENEATH THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOUDS EACH IN THE WINDOW - LESS PALACE OF REST. OUR SENTIMENT FOR SOLDIERS LIVING AND DEAD: CHEERS FOR THE LIVING; TEARS FOR THE DEAD.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

West Texas deluge

Description: West Texas deluge, a big rainstorm in Alpine.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Veterans Memorial, Brewster County, close-up of plaque

Description: THIS ENDURING MOUNMENT OF MARBLE WITH ATTACHED BRONZE PLAQUE IS A SYMBOL OF HONOR AND A TRIBUTE OF PRAISE FOR THE VALIANT SERVICE RENDERED BY THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM BREWSTER COUNTY WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE NATION. NOT ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR OWN SHORES BUT ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR ALLIES THREATENED WITH ANNIHILATION BY THE RUTHLESS AGRESSORS. OUR DEVOTION TO FREEDOM AND LOVE FOR HUMANITY LEFT NO OTHER COURSE SO THE GRAND OLD STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAS UNFURLED IN THREE WARS. WORLD WAR I. WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR. FACED WITH THIS TREMENDOUS TASK OUR NATION FOUGHT THE MOST ALTRUISTIC WARS OF THE CENTURY. THOUSANDS OF OUR HEROES ARE DEAD - THEY DIED FOR LIBERTY - THEY DIED FOR US AND OTHER COUNTRIES - THEY ARE AT REST - MANY SLEEP IN THE LANDS THEY MADE FREE UNDER THE FLAG THEY RENDERED STAINLESS - UNDER THE SOLEMN PINES AND THE DROOPING WILLOWS - THEY SLEEP BENEATH THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOUDS EACH IN THE WINDOW - LESS PALACE OF REST. OUR SENTIMENT FOR SOLDIERS LIVING AND DEAD: CHEERS FOR THE LIVING; TEARS FOR THE DEAD.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Western Lace Cactus in a Cactus Garden]

Description: Photograph of an area in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University. A marker near the bottom of the image says "Cactaceae, Western Lace Cactus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. perbellus" and is labelling several small, barrel-shaped cacti in front of some bushes. In the background, there is a young man reading a book on the steps leading to a building.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Jesus Abundio Cobos

Description: Paper written by Robert Blanco for a history class at Marfa High School in 1966. It is about Jesus Abundio Cobos, a man who lived in Alpine, Texas. Jesus made a living fencing ranches, making dams for ranchers, and hauling supplies from the railroad to the Shafter mines. His wife was Martina Franco and they had 10 sons and 4 daughters.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Description: Photograph of Felipe Carrasco (1897-1923) getting water from a well. This photo was included in a research paper by Rolando Ontineros for a history class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Automobiles in Circle]

Description: Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924."
Date: October 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two Men in Tire Store]

Description: Photograph of two men in a tire store in Alpine, Texas, in possibly 1916. They men are wearing suits and hats and are standing behind a counter. There are shelves behind the counter on which are various products. To the left is a row of tires and a sign for Firestone Tires. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Alpine - 1916? Automobile and Tire store."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[View of Alpine]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Alpine, Texas. Visible are several houses and other buildings. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photograph says, "Alpine Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Early Alpine]

Description: Panoramic photograph of a view of early Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill and is looking down on the town. There is a large hill in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "N. Keith has negative - can make much larger. Early Alpine."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine School]

Description: Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas.
Date: March 17, 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Postcard]

Description: Postcard of Kokernot Springs aquifer in Alpine, Texas. The photograph on the postcard shows the spring surrounded by trees. A handwritten note on the card says, "Kokernot Springs, Alpine, Tex. Copr By J. C. Thain, 1920."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Men at Cars]

Description: Photograph of nine men standing in front of three automobiles. They are holding tires. One says, "C of C Alpine Tex. 1930." One man is wearing a Sul Ross shirt. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Back At Our Cars." A stamp on the back of the photograph says, "Studer Photo Co., San Antonio Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Street]

Description: Photograph of a rodeo parade in Alpine, Texas in October, 1924. There are several parked cars in the foreground. On the street are several men on horseback and in horse-drawn vehicles. They are wearing shirts with "06" on the backs. A banner in the street between two buildings says, "Come to San Angelo Fair." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Parade Alpine Tex. Oct 1924."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Main Street of Alpine]

Description: Postcard of Main Street in Alpine, Texas, in 1909. The road is unpaved. There are several stores and horse-drawn vehicles along the road. Text below the photograph says, "Alpine, Texas. Published by The Palace Pharmacy." The card is addressed to Byron Avant in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Alpine Postcard]

Description: Postcard of a view of Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. The postcard is addressed to Maria R. Pena in El Paso, Texas. It is dated April 22, 1915.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross College]

Description: Photograph of Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas. The college consists of one three-story brick building. The photograph was taken from a distance away. There are hills in the background. A small note in the lower right hand corner says, "Duncan Photo." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Sul Ross College - Alpine."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library