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Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft

Description: Written transcript from an autobiographical tape by Alton "Baldy" Ashcraft. It covers his years in the Army and stories of their maneuvers in West Texas.
Date: 1976
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Progress of Aviation in Presidio County

Description: Research paper written by Mike Bishop about the history of aviation in Presidio County. It covers the early border patrol flights and abduction of Lieutenants of Paul K. Davis and H. G. Peterson, as well as the establishment of Marfa Army Air Base. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: May 26, 1975
Creator: Bishop, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aviation in Presidio County

Description: Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County.
Date: January 13, 1974
Creator: Henderson, Matt
Partner: Marfa Public Library

History of the Baeza Family

Description: Research paper written by Bernardo Baeza about his ancestors in Mexico. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1970.
Date: December 7, 1970
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mitchell Family History]

Description: Research paper written by Laura M. Bailey about her ancestors and her grandmother, Laura, in particular. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: 1975
Creator: Bailey, Laura M.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ashton House and Family

Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Partner: Marfa Public Library

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

Louis Adams

Description: Research paper written by Robert Vizcaino about the life of Louis Adams, a Marfa cowboy. Adams lived and worked in Marfa, Texas from when he was born in 1868 until his death in 1946. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Vizcaino, Robert
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Description: Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Relatives of Jose Jimenez]

Description: Research Project by Jose Jiminez on November 10, 1975. It contains brief stories that compliment photos of his relatives: his great, great, grandfather Bernabe Aguilar; his great grandfather Felipe Aguilar; and his great uncles Pete, Jesus, and Felix Aguilar.
Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Jiminez, Jose
Partner: Marfa Public Library

History and Organization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

Description: Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School, written by Debbie Henderson on December 7, 1970. The paper gives the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with extensive coverage of the U.S. Border Patrol at Marfa, Texas. It includes information about smugglers during prohibition, patrolmen's uniforms, the minimum requirements to join the U. S. Border Patrol, as well as the names of the staff people at the Marfa Headquarters in 1971.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Henderson, Debbie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bottle Collection of George and Galen McCallum

Description: Report by Galen McCallum about her collection of glass bottles.It gives a brief history of glass bottles, from individually blown glass bottles to manufactured bottles, descriptions of various bottles and some uses of glass bottles. Pages are included with descriptions of photos that were part of this report.
Date: January 14, 1974
Creator: McCallum, Galen
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

Mr. Nestor Baeza

Description: Pages from a research paper by Frank Baeza for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. The pages describe three photographs from 1917 - 1920 of Nestor Baeza with men surveying his land and making sotol, a drink similar to tequilla.
Date: 1975
Creator: Baeza, Frank
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lillian Mary Elder Bowman

Description: This is a research paper written by Wil Cross for an American History Class at Marfa High School in January 1977.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Cross, Wil
Partner: Marfa Public Library

History of the Carrasco Family

Description: Research paper giving the biography of Valentin Carrasco, his parents, his work on a sheep ranch, his children, his wife Angela. This is a research paper written by Flora Carrasco about her grandfather for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Carrasco, Flora
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Rafael Carrasco Family

Description: Research paper about the Rafael Carrasco Family of Marfa, Texas. It describes his parents, his wife, his children, their ranch and grocery store.This is a research paper written by Abigay C. Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1970.
Date: 1970
Creator: Acosta, Abigay C.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Description: Paper describing St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas
Date: January 14, 1974
Creator: Hernandez, Lionel
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Casa De Piedra School

Description: Description of the Casa De Piedra School in Marfa, Texas. This accompanied a photograph in a research report by Maria Valenzuela in 1974.
Date: 1974
Creator: Valenzuela, Maria
Partner: Marfa Public Library

An Interesting Person

Description: Research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It is about Angelita M. Campos, wife of Lino Campos. The paper discusses her early life and her hobby of making quilts and curtains.
Date: 1974
Partner: Marfa Public Library

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

John F. Conners

Description: This is a research paper written by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1977. It is a brief biography of John Francis Conners.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Conners, Mary Francis
Partner: Marfa Public Library