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Marfa Essential Info


Marfa is a town in the Big Bend Country region of Texas. It's known for two things: innovative art and mysterious lights.

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  1. Marfa with a population of 2,000, has only one stop-light but fourteen art galleries.
  2. Marfa was named after a character in Dostoevsky novel.
  3. The Marfa Army Airfield served as a training facility for several thousand pilots during World War II, including the American actor Robert Sterling, before closing in 1945
  4. The movie Giant,starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, was filmed in Marfa for two months.
  5. Marfa is most famous for the Marfa lights, visible on clear nights between Marfa and the Paisano Pass.

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