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World Famous Clay Henry Mayor of Lajitas

Description: Photograph of a goat pen located on the north side of Highway 170 in Lajitas, TX near Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. A sign reads: "World Famous Clay Henry Mayor of Lajitas." Clay Henry IV is visible in the foreground while an unidentified companion goat can be observed in the background.
Date: September 27, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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Panoramic view from Sotol Vista Overlook

Description: West-southwest facing panorama from the Sotol Vista Overlook in Big Bend National Park. Goat Mountain and Buro Mesa frame the photograph. Kit Mountain sits in front of Santa Elana Canyon which flanks the Mesa de Anguila and Sierra Ponce. Mountains within the Parque Nacional Cañon de Santa Elena rise in the distance.
Date: September 25, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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Captain Albion E. Shepard House

Description: Exterior Photograph of the Entrance to the Captain Albion E. Shepard House in Marathon, TX. A Texas Historical Commision Marker reads: In 1883, completion occurred of the extension of tracks by the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway (G.H. & S.A. Ry.) Line located between El Paso and San Antonio. Retired sea captain Albion E. Shepard arrived in the region as a railroad surveyor. He acquired much land in the area, including Section 18, Block 4 of the G.H. & S.A. Railway survey. Tradition documents the naming of Marathon to Captain Shepard’s observations of the similarity of the valley and its encircling hills to Marathon, Greece, where the mountains meet the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. At this site, Captain Shepard applied for a post office in September 1882 where he became the first postmaster. He deeded Section 18 to his son Ben Shepard for the creation of the Marathon townsite on December 6, 1885 on an existing siding of the railroad. Captain Shepard established “Iron Mountain Ranch” on 58 sections of ranchland bought from F. W. Folts on March 10, 1882, located in the Glass Mountains along the north line of the Marathon Basin. The ranch was stocked with as many as 25,000 sheep, managed by herders with no fences. Prior to 1887, Shepard built a large two-story adobe home facing Marathon’s public square located at North Avenue “D” and North Second Street. The square plan Colonial Revival home contains four large rooms on each floor and features a hipped roof and full-length double gallery with square porch supports. An original carriage house is also part of the historic homestead. Adobe blocks were made locally, while lumber and furnishings were delivered by rail. The house was later acquired by the Hess family, owners of a mercantile and hardware store ...
Date: September 24, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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Fort Davis Parade Grounds and Officers' Row

Description: Panoramic Image of the Parade Grounds at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Pictured from right to left: Sleeping Lion's Mountain, Officers' row, flag pole, and the Enlisted Men's Barracks. In the far distance can be seen the North Ridge, Two-Story Officers Quarters, and the Post Chapel.
Date: September 24, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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Marathon Historical Museum

Description: Southward facing photograph of adobe structure with metal roof housing the Marathon Historical Museum. An affixed Texas State Historical Survey Committee marker reads: "FIRST SCHOOL HOUSE Oldest school building in Brewster County. Built in 1888. Used for all public meetings and all elections. Restored in 1928 by Ladies of Marathon Study Club. Is known as the Club House. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965."
Date: September 24, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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Tiny Target

Description: Photograph of an abandoned cinderblock building located on U.S. 90 approx. half-way between Alpine and Marathon, TX. Building is affixed with Target wordmark and logo. A single red shopping cart sits outside. Smith Peak is visible in the background.
Date: September 24, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
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[Farmers Branch Manske Library programs promotion]

Description: Photograph of Buzz Lightyear and Woody dolls (characters from the Toy Story series of films) holding a string of party banners to promote programs at the Farmers Branch Manske Library. They are standing on the floor in the library. A DVD of Dumbo (2019) is visible behind them.
Date: September 2019
Creator: Cardona, Clarissa
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections