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[Letter from Sister Mary Prendergast, 1978]

Description: Letter written in 1978 by Sister Mary Prendergast of the Incarnate Word Generalate in San Antonio thanking Mrs. Murphy Bennett of Marfa Hight School for sharing papers and photographs with her and asking for duplicates of the photos.
Date: December 5, 1978
Creator: Prendergast, Sister Mary
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Young Lady Who Recommended Herself

Description: Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado. It is the story of how Cosme Alvarado chose a woman for his office assistant based on what he saw rather than any letter of recommendation.
Date: December 13, 1976
Creator: Alvarodo, Rosalba
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobes

Description: Research paper written by Sammy Cobos about the construction of adobe buildings. Several examples of adobe buildings from Marfa and Ruidosa are explained. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Cobos, Sammy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Wedding of Hester Brite to Donald Ross Dunkle

Description: Photograph of attendants at the wedding of Hester Brite and Capt. Donald Dunkle. Back row (L-R): Catherine Moore; Hester (bride); Eleanor Erickson (Morris), Hester's cousin; and Florence McKissick. Front row (L-R):Margaret Fletcher (Weyrauch), daughter of Henry T. Fletcher and Norman Casen, son of Buck Casen. The women wear gowns and hold bouquets of flowers.
Date: December 5, 1923
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Interior of the Brite Home

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Brite home when it was decorated for Hester Brite's wedding in December 1923. Candlesticks and a large vase of flowers sit on the floor on the left side of the room. Ribbons hang from the ceiling.
Date: December 1923
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Construction of an Adobe House

Description: Research paper written by Joe Luis Carrasco about the process of building an adobe house. Also included are two pages of photographs that show the process. This paper was written in 1972 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Carrasco, Joe Luis
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Large Cougar Killed in 1970]

Description: Photograph of a large cougar killed on the 101 Ranch in 1970 during the deer hunting season. This photo is in the Marfa Locker Plant, behind the cougar are some deer waiting to be processed. This photo was included in a research paper by Harvey Slaton for an American History class in 1971.
Date: December 1970
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the Ashton House taken in December of 1972. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown. The back of the photograph says, "An Original Polaroid Land Photograph," and has ordering information.
Date: December 1972
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

The Borunda Family

Description: Report written for a Marfa High School history class by Paul Spitzer on December 7, 1970. The paper briefly tells the story of Carolina Palomo and Cipriano Borunda. Carolina ran the Old Borunda Cafe. It covers their childhoods, their relocation to Marfa with their families, their marriage, their businesses, and their deaths. It includes a hand-drawn family tree.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Spitzer, Paul
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

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 men 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

[Letter from W. B. Hubbard]

Description: The letter from W. B. Hubbard is a brief explanation of the enclosures provided including a photocopy of an article that appeard in The Cattleman in 1937.
Date: December 17, 1983
Creator: Hubbard, W. B.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of artifacts found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. Included are arrowheads, grass used to weave baskets, spears and other Indian implements. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967.
Date: December 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Dutch

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Maynard W. "Dutch" Acton, who played a cowboy in the movie "Giant," starring Jimmy Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. Dutch Acton spent most of his life working and living on ranches in West Texas.
Date: December 3, 1968
Creator: Harpham, Marsha
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

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