The Baylor Family Collection, no. 1 – Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1948

This home movie, from the collection of Austin’s John Baylor family, captures the assembly of the of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus Combined Show site in Austin. A number of circus animals are shown while the big top is being constructed, including elephants, tigers, polar bears, miniature ponies, and donkeys.

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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 13 – 1966 to 1968

This home movie footage features the Baylor family enjoying time together, including Christmas morning, pedal boating, and trips to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, TX and Inks Lake State Park in Burnet, TX.

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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 28 – East Texas and Prison Rodeo

This home movie captures the Baylor family on a trip through East Texas, visiting the East Texas Indian Reservation Alabama-Coushatta and Tombigbee Lake Camping site in Livingston, and attending the Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville.

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