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Fiesta 1888 June 1, 2019 4-10pm on Murphy St. S.4th -S.6th streets A Celebration of Alpine, TX highlighting Historic Murphy Street
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05/31/2019

AND OPEN HOUSE VALENZUELA HOME #2! Lucy Valenzuela Ward & Bod Ward's Casa at 209 South 5th
4-6 pm Sat June 1st

CASA VALENZUELA

The first recorded owner of this property was Thos O. Murphy in 1884. The property was lost and sold in a sheriff's sale by C.L. Nevill to H.M. Munday March, 1886.
Another tax sale was made December 4,1902 by D.W. Gourley to J. R. Sanford.
L.N. Halbert bought the property October 13,1903 and probably completed construction of the house and barn. The property transferred January 25, 1905 to James Dawson and then to Jas and Kate Rogers at the same time. More sales followed.
E.T Fuller July 1907.
J.J. Munday, February 1912.
J.C. Brooke, February 1912.
Ada Blevins, April 1912.
R. N. Pulliam, February 1958.
Arturo & Josephina Valenzuela, February 1963.
Lucy Valenzuela (Ward), July 1990.

The Valenzuela family used the property for a residence and neighborhood retail store operated by Arturo Valenzuela from 1963 to 1968.
Melly Valenzuela (Rodriquez) opened a beauty shop known as “The House of Beauty” in 1968 and closed the shop in 1972.
The Valenzuela family rented the property after the beauty shop closed to various families until 2015.
Lucy Valenzuela Ward remodeled the Casa in 2017 and uses it as a guest house for family and friends.

Open House Sat June 1st 4-6 pm Casa Valenzuela at 304 So. 6th, restored by David KellerValenzuela Family HistoryJesus Va...
05/31/2019

Open House Sat June 1st 4-6 pm
Casa Valenzuela at 304 So. 6th, restored by David Keller
Valenzuela Family History

Jesus Valenzuela was born in Mexico in 1857 and immigrated to the U.S. around 1875 where he found work as as a freighter, driving a wagon with a team of mules. He married Jesusita Nunez in Alpine in 1894, the same year their first child, Macaria, was born. He probably also began building the house about this time. By 1910, he was making a living building adobe and rock houses in Alpine. His family continued to grow, and by 1918, Jesusita had given birth to the last of their nine children. By 1920, a total of fourteen people were living in the house, including their children Macaria, Felipe, Chona, Tomas, Pedro, Juan, Lupe, Tino, and Wally as well as Felipe’s wife Clara, and their two infants. By 1930, most of the children had left the house to start lives of their own as construction workers, cowboys, and—during World War II—as soldiers. According to custom, as the first born, Macaria was to take care of her aging parents. Jesus died in 1939 and Jesusita followed in 1953. Macaria remained in the house until her death in 1988.

Fiesta 1888
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Fiesta 1888

Looking forward to identifying more folk 🙂?
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Looking forward to identifying more folk 🙂?

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Murphy Street in Alpine, around 1915
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Murphy Street in Alpine, around 1915

The Alpine boys student choir with their teacher, Inda Benson Adams, singing in the Valentine Cemetary for the movie, Gi...
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The Alpine boys student choir with their teacher, Inda Benson Adams, singing in the Valentine Cemetary for the movie, Giant.
Joe Molinar, Eleseo Garcia Jimmy Gallego, Juan Valenzuela, Sabas Carrillo, Tony Molinar, Joe Frediie Granado,Freddie Lara, Sabino Zamarron, Manuel Ybarra, Alfredo and Ushaldo Ybarra. Photo by Jimmy Wright. Courtesy of the Sul Ross Archives.

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Thanks to all who worked so hard to put this event together and to Betty for having a marker birthday to set it in motion! As a participant, we really had an enjoyable evening learning more about our community, visiting with folks, eating good food, and even getting a little wet! Everyone's hard work did not go unnoticed, gracias!
Happy Easter to our Alpine friends. We have been in the process of restoring the Boreing / Corkins / Young house over the last several months. We have named it the “The Vaquero” because of an old photo we found from the original owners. The Vaquero was built in 1909 in the historic Hancock Addition by John Young who co-authored “The Vaquero of the Brush County” with Frank Doby in 1929. He was also one of the original investors or Alpine’s Marble Mountain where there are more than 40 varieties of marble. The Young family lived in the house until the early 1950’s when it was sold to Bob Corkins. It was later bought by the Boreings who loved & cared for it for 70 years. This house has amazing energy and many happy memories. I feel lucky that I am the new caretaker. We learned today it was the first house to have electricity in Alpine. We have new electrical, plumbing, roof & lots of stuff that you can and can’t see. Hopefully we will have it livable by this summer. There are so many wonderful properties available in Alpine. Please join us in the Alpine beautification project. ❤️