The Benson Family Films, no. 1 – Vacation to Rock Hound State Park

This home movie captures the Benson family camping at New Mexico’s Rock Hound State Park, famous for attracting amateur geologists known as “rockhounders” in search of agates and quartz crystal. Among the footage of the mountainous scenery, a family member holds and pets a horny toad, the Texas State reptile.

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 3 – Flood and Palo Duro Canyon

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.

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 1 – Hiking Enchanted Rock

This home movie captures scenes of a large group in the 1990s hiking Enchanted Rock. Enchanted Rock is a distinct pink granite rock formation that is part of the Llano Uplift, a granite geologic dome in Central Texas, that is included in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Gillespie and Llano counties.

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The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 12 – Pioneer Amphitheater

This home movie captures scenes of a camping trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, where the family goes to see “Texasâ€ the musical at Pioneer Amphitheatre during its 1973 season. The family enjoys the scenic Red River and a campfire, then goes to the Pioneer Amphitheatre to see the musical. “Texasâ€ is produced annually […]

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