MARFA Images of America
In the rugged High Chihuahua Desert of West Texas, Marfa lies in the northeast corner of Presidio County, 60 miles from the Mexico border. Originally established as a water stop for the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad in 1883, it soon became the county seat and heart of a thriving commercial center built around ranching.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns,and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.