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History of Marfa and Presidio County, Texas, 1535-1946

Author: Cecilia Thompson
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Nortex Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Thompson
OCLC Number: 13022862
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1535-1900 --
v. 2. 1901-1946. Volume one. La Junta de los Rios del Norte y Conchas --
Sixteenth century "entradas" --
Juan de Mendoza expedition, missions and presidios --
The turbulent years --
First Americans settle in Presidio, Texas --
Military occupation, depredations and early settlers --
The Civil War and post-war recovery --
Presidio County, the largest county in the United States --
Presidio County experiences growing pains --
From courthouse to courtroom --
Presidio County comes of age --
Volume two. Marfa at the turn of the century --
The Mexican Revolution, border, upheaval and establishment of Camp Marfa --
Years of dissension --
Peace and prosperity --
Good times and bad --
Recovery , prosperity and Pearl Harbor --
The war years and aftermath.
Responsibility: Cecilia Thompson.

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