This home movie captures an El Paso family’s travels to San Juan County, Utah to visit family friend Charlie Steen. Steen was a graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) who owned Utex Exploration Company and several mines in Utah. Charlie takes the family to […]
This home movie from the 1930s captures scenes of various Texas oil fields. The film begins with a look at the Panhandle field, as oilman E.B. Hopkins checks out a number of wells. Next, he visits the Sam Fordyce oil and gas field in Hidalgo County. While in nearby McAllen, Hopkins stays at the Casa […]
This home movie from El Paso’s Cruz family captures scenes of a backyard Easter celebration where children and adults both burst cascarones, confetti eggs, on each others’ heads and enjoy guitar music played by the family. Later scenes of the family dancing are also included.
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 Battle family living and traveling in Texas in the 1950s, most notably attending a parade in Amarillo celebrating the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. Members of the Battle family go swimming, attend senior prom, participate in marching band, have family picnics, celebrate the holidays at home and with co-workers. […]
This home movie captures images of the West Texas landscape including desert plant life and the craggy hills that make up Big Bend National Park.
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 […]