Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Feeding the Animals

This home movie from the 1950s captures footage of the Raney family on their ranch in Clarendon. With snow on the ground, members bundle up in the cold to feed ponies, sheep, and pigs.

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Wallace and Elvy Raney Collection – JA Ranch

This home movie captures scenes of the Raney family at the JA Ranch. Established in 1876, the JA is the oldest privately owned ranch in the Texas Panhandle. In the film, the family poses with animals, milks cows, and visits downtown Clarendon.

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Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – St. Patrick’s Day Square Dance

This home movie captures scenes of a St. Patrick’s Day square dance in Clarendon in 1956. Numerous dances and couples are captured, as well as children taking the floor when the adults sit down for a break.

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Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Living With Animals

This home movie captures footage of family life on a ranch in 1950s Texas. The film focuses on the family’s interactions with their animals, including riding horses and ponies, playing with dogs and a donkey, and attempting to ride the family goats. There is also footage of the horses and cows on the ranch walking […]

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