This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family exploring the results of a flood, then on a trip through the Panhandle, where they visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The family first wades barefoot down a flooded road, then takes a train ride through Palo Duro Canyon before continuing on their road trip.
Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, youngest son Wendell Bell celebrates his 5th birthday. Also included is footage of trips to the grandparents’ farm in North Carolina and the 1957 Lampasas flood.