HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with […]

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Quanah Parker Family Collection – Birthday party, M & M Playground

This home movie from the 1950s captures scenes of a birthday party, the family’s two boys playing at a playground, playing with the family pets, learning to build a fire and encountering snow. It also includes footage of a family visit to a graveyard to visit a loved one’s grave site. Donor Quanah Parker’s great-grandfather […]

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Moore Family Films, no. 3 – The Moore Family Home (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of the Lamar and Dixie returning home from a cross-country road trip, happily crossing the Texas border and arriving in Abilene. Scenes follow of the Moore’s neighborhood and home, notably capturing images of a miniature oil derrick in the front yard adorned with the Moore name and house number.

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Moore Family Films, no. 1 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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Moore Family Films, no. 2 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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