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Barbed-Wire: A Research Paper For American History

Description: Research paper written by Cookie Schneider about the history and types of barbed wire. The paper mentions William D. Hunt, who obtained the first patent for barbed wire in 1867. This paper was written in 1967 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Schneider, Cookie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cicilio Acosta

Description: Paper by Mario Acosta about his relative, Cicilio Acosta, a farmer in Redford, Texas.
Date: 1967
Creator: Acosta, Mario
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Raymunda and Angelita

Description: Short paper by Armando Carrasco about Raymunda Armendariz and Angelita Baeza, who lived in Presidio, Texas.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The United Stated Border Patrol

Description: This is a research paper written by Judi Hickey for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 21, 1966. It discusses the beginnings of the US Border Patrol and specifically some stories of the one located at Marfa, Texas.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Hickey, Judi
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton

Description: This research paper is a biography about Lucius Bunton and his sons, Sam and Oren who lived in Shafter and Marfa, Texas during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It tells of their many ranches in West Texas. Walter Gardner wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1965.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gardner, Walter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Who Wants to Catch a Falling Star

Description: These two pages from a paper gives details fom an interview with Joe Bunton about his life in the"'ole days". Joe was interviewed by Patricia Shurley on December 7, 1969 when he was 83 years old.
Date: 1969
Creator: Shurley, Patricia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Who Wants to Catch a Falling Star

Description: These two pages from a paper gives details fom an interview with Joe Bunton about his life in the"'ole days". Joe was interviewed by Patricia Shurley on December 7, 1969 when he was 83 years old.
Date: 1969
Creator: Shurley, Patricia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

Description: Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Covington, Mark
Partner: Marfa Public Library

U.S.I.N.S., Marfa Sector

Description: Report by Ellen Fay Nicholson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1964. The paper covers the reasons for the Border Patrol, the patrolmen, the different stations in the Marfa sector, and includes a map of the area.
Date: 1964
Creator: Nicholson, Ellen Fay
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ehtel and the Water Boy

Description: This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas.
Date: 1968
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The History of the Catholic Churches of Marfa

Description: Research paper written by Lupita Valenzuela for a class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1969. The paper is about the history of the Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas.
Date: December 7, 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Lupita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Pedro Chavez and the First Well in Redford, Texas

Description: Paper about Carrasco family and their ranch in Redford, Texas where the first well was dug. Pedro Chaves, a child raised by the Carrasco family on their ranch in Redford. This is a research paper written by Saul Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Five Pictures

Description: Biography of Rafael Carrasco, his early life, his marriage, his different jobs and his family with seven children. It describes photos of the family and people who worked for Mr. Carrasco. This is a research paper written by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History Class at Marfa High School on November 21, 1966.
Date: November 21, 1966
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cedillo family

Description: Paper describing photos of the Cedillo family.
Date: 1967
Creator: Malimar, Lorena
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Hilario Cordova

Description: This is a research paper written by Lorena Molina for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It is a biography of her great uncle Hilario Cordova.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

St. Mary's Catholic School

Description: Paper by Gloria Gonzales describing the history of St. Mary's Catholic school.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Gonzales, Gloria
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Camp Holland

Description: Paper written by William Kim Thornsburg about Camp Holland built in Viejo Pass near Valentine, Texas. He accounts that the last Apache battle in Texas and how the camp was used later to supply troops along the Rio Grande.
Date: November 20, 1966
Creator: Thornsburg, William Kim
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crosson vs. United States Mescalero Apache Indians

Description: A 1967 paper written for a History class at Marfa High School by Marian Quick about Lizzie Crosson and her case against the U.S. Mescalero Apache Indians for the livestock they had stolen from the Goat Ranch. She was awarded a $2,590.00 claim.
Date: 1967
Creator: Quick, Marion
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Casimiro Chavarria

Description: Paper written by Eva Chavarria in 1967 for a history class at Marfa High School. It describes her grandfather, Casimiro Chavarria's family, his work on ranches, his farm and his travels.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Silvester Chavira's Family

Description: Paper written by Lupita Traveo for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes Silvester Chavira's family including his parents and his children ; and the work they each did and who they married. Information for this paper was collected in an interview with Elocia Chavira on November 1, 1967.
Date: c. 1967-11
Creator: Traveo, Lupita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

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
Partner: Marfa Public Library