This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family on vacation in Port Aransas, exploring the dunes and building sand castles. It also shows the family enjoying the river in New Braunfels and visiting Santa’s sleigh outside of Montgomery Ward’s in the Capitol Plaza parking lot in Austin.
This home movie from the Coltman collection captures scenes of the family enjoying the beach and waves at Port Isabel, where they visit the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.
This home movie captures the Baylor family visiting West Texas and making stops at Monahans Sandhills State Park, Balmorhea State Park, and Fort Davis National Historic Site.
This home movie captures the Baylor family on a road trip through West Texas and New Mexico. Footage includes the family climbing and rolling down the sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park in the Big Bend Region of West Texas, a stop at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Mount […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family riding motorcycles and a dune buggy in an off-road in the desert near El Paso. The riders do tricks on the vehicles and jump over hills. These scenes are caught with a variety of film techniques such as slow motion, zoom, and panning.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family traveling home through Presidio County after a trip to Big Bend National Park. Following is footage of Mark Cruz’s first steps back in El Paso and Norma Cruz riding a motorcycle.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family spending the day playing at El Paso’s San Felipe Park as part of the Head Start Program. The children in the program run down sand dunes, swing, slide, and play on the merry-go-around. The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of […]
This home movie captures scenes of an El Paso family in 1950. Of special note are scenes of the family at the historic Old Juarez Racetrack the day before the first Mexican road race from Juarez to the Guatemala border. In addition to the classic cars seen ready to race, the footage is significant as […]
This film contains footage of Headlee Field in West Texas shot by Raiford Harold (R.H.) Burton from 1953-1954. The footage captures scenes of drilling equipment, operating rigs, and oil teams working for Burton Geophysical Company at the oil field. The Headlee oil discovery is in Ector County, Texas, about 5 miles outside of Odessa, Texas […]