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Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Wildllife of the Big Bend

Description: Research paper written for an American History Class at Marfa High School, describing a day in the Big Bend area and noting all the wildlife one might see. It includes free-hand drawings of many animals and birds.
Date: 1971
Creator: Slaton, Harvey
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Biography of Gertrude Johnson and Winnie Johnson]

Description: Photocopy of a biography of Gertrude (Mrs. Frank A.) Johnson and Winnie (Mrs. E. W.) Johnson that talks about the two women as founding members of the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. The document also states that the two women will be given "Honorary Life Memberships in the Women of the Church" for their work through out the years to the church. At the bottom of the first page there is "From Church: Westlake Presbyterian Church Collection, Notebook" handwritten in pen.
Date: 1971
Creator: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

The Gospel West of the Pecos

Description: This is a research paper written by Janet Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1971. The report covers the history of the Bloys Camp Meetings in west Texas held by Rev. William Benjamin Bloys beginning in the summer of 1890. It describes the camp grounds, the groups that met each summer, and improvements through the years.
Date: 1971
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Round Rock

Description: Paper documenting the history of the "Round Rock", or "Old Rock", located in Brushy Creek and from which the town of Round Rock, Texas took its name in 1854. The report includes descriptions of the Texas landscape and unique geography of the area.
Date: 1971?
Creator: Ledbetter, Mrs. John W. & Gregg, Mrs. D. B.
Partner: Round Rock Public Library