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Presidio Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Presidio County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, towns, and railroads. A group of three separate tracts are outlined in red pencil and labeled Gage, Bright, and Likes Bros. The back of the map has handwritten annotations of columns of numbers listed under the heading "1948 Rolls. FOWLKES BROS - continued." Scale [ca. 1:444,444] (10,000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1911
Creator: Clark, S. C. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Faucets.

Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, which shall be so constructed that it will not be liable to be injured by being screwed into and out of the cask, which will not be liable to leak, which will have the button of the valve-stem protected from accidental injury, and shall be simple in construction and easily operated." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Lempert, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Bishop Family House]

Description: This photograph shows a house situated on a lawn. In the foreground, there are low bushes and plants lining the yard which is grassy and has scattered plants throughout. The house is a single story with several windows and a patio with several posts and a low wall enclosing it. There is ivy covering the near corner of the house and several of the posts around the patio. In the background, there are several tall trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the frame: "Made adobes. Bishop house where Audrey Minms lives now."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Josepha Castro

Description: Photographic postcard of Josepha Castro. A description of this photo by Eddie Rivera reads," Mrs. Castro was born in Shafter, Texas. She was best known for her fine knitting. She knitted fine articles and sold them. It was her hobby. She sold them only to make enough money to buy more supplies. She is the aunt of the Ignacio Campos family. She was a very religious person. She also liked to help the people who could not afford to buy or have something. You might have called her 'The Salvation Army'."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Buildings at Camp Holland

Description: Photograph of buildings in the mountains at Camp Holland, Texas. The two long buildings in the front are the barracks and the middle building is the mess hall. The four buildings in the background are officers' quarters. The barracks are built of stone. Cacti grow in the foreground. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Camp Holland in 1966

Description: Here is a colored view of the Camp of what it looked like in 1964. The green part in the center of the three long buildings was a water fountain. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1964
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Crosson Family

Description: Paper written by Jon Polson for his history class at Marfa High School on January 29, 1978. It is about the family of George and Lizzie Crosson, two of the earliest settlers in west Texas. They arrived by covered wagon in 1866-1867. The started the Goat Mountain Ranch and had five children.
Date: January 29, 1978
Creator: Polson, Jon
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crosson Davis

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson Davis. She is wearing a large hat made of feathers and beads. She also wears glasses. She was the daughter of George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Tom Crosson

Description: Photograph of Tom Crosson. He is wearing a suit and tie. He was a son of George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Card from Lizzie Crosson's Funeral

Description: Copy photo of a card from Lizzie Crosson's funeral. It has an angel on one side and a curtain drawn back on the other. It reads, "Mrs. Lizzie Crosson, Born Aug. 25, 1844. Died Nov, 17, 1924. Age 80 years 2 mos. 22 D., We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine on thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without thee - We miss thee everywhere. In Loving Rememberance" This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: c. 1924-11-17
Partner: Marfa Public Library

George Crosson

Description: Photograph of George Crosson. He has a white beard and mustache and wears a suit. This This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crossen

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson 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 Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library