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Biography of Mr. Victor Dominguez

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mr. Victor Dominguez, who was an employee at the Murphy-Walker Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas, until her started a taxi stand, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dominguez, Sr., a ranching family.
Date: 1966
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Partner: Marfa Public Library

A 1913 Wedding

Description: Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included.
Date: January 18, 1977
Creator: Carrasco, Irma
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Francis King Duncan

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Francis King Duncan, who was pronounced dead by three doctors when he cracked his skull open on an old wooden stove in a train collision; but while the undertaker was preparing him for burial, he awoke. He developed a bad case of boils, contracted tuberculosis twice, and caught yellow fever in Oregon. After his service in World War I, Frank Duncan settled in Marfa, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
Date: December 13, 1965
Creator: Bagley, Bob
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Life of Dr. Joseph Darracott

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dr. Joseph Calhoun Darracott, a successful doctor who worked and spent most of his life in Marfa, Texas. Darracott moved to Shafter, Texas, for two years as a company doctor; spent a short time in El Paso, Texas; served as a naval medical officer in World War I; and spent the remainder of his life in Marfa.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Errington, Joe
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on January 15, 1907, of Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Life of W. T. Davis

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Judge W. T. Davis, who came to Marfa, Texas, in 1907 to establish a ranching business and meat market. He was elected county judge in 1926, and he and his family became a prominent part of the community.
Date: January 22, 1965
Creator: Minjares, Mary Jane
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of the DeAnda Family]

Description: Postcard of a portrait of the DeAnda family. Those standing (L-R) are Jose DeAnda, Jesusita DeAnda, Francisco Morales, and Jose Morales, and those sitting (L-R) are Maria DeAnda, Manuel DeAnda, Domitillia DeAnda, Marcella Huereque, and Bernarda DeAnda. There is nothing written on the back of the postcard.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mary Coe Daniels, Woman of the West

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Coe Daniels, pioneer of West Texas, and her family. Daniels and her husband and children made their home in West Texas, despite threats of bandits and influenza. She kept house, ran a successful store, delivered babies, and even became a U.S. mail carrier. At the time this paper was created, Mary Cole Daniels was 76 year old and still greeting customers in her general store.
Date: April 1, 1969
Creator: Godbold, Susan
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Belle of the Ball

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced.
Date: January 21, 1971
Creator: Newton, Larue
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on Jan. 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Date: December 10, 1969
Creator: Arriola, Conrado
Partner: Marfa Public Library

A Resumé of the Davis Mountain Federation of Women's Clubs

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School giving a detailed report of the first three years (1924-1927) of the organization known as the Davis Mountain Federation of Women's Clubs, an association that aimed to advance the civic and educational interests of the Big Bend District. Semi-annual meetings were held in auditoriums and homes across the Big Bend area to discuss the work to be undertaken, including the establishment of rural libraries and planting flowers and trees to beautify lawns.
Date: 1951
Partner: Marfa Public Library