Category Archives: The Easterwood Family Films

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 5 – Trip to Guanajuato

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwoods visiting the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico. Among other sites, the family visits Castillo de Santa Cecilia in the city of Guanajuato and the Arco de la Calzada in Ciudad de Le

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 6 – Horseback Riding and Lassos (1960)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwoods at home in Dimmitt where they ride horses and practice their lasso techniques in the yard.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 14 – Holidays in Houston (1958)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwoods spending their winter holiday in Houston in 1958. The family goes to the nearby Galveston Harbor, visits with extended family, and stays in a motel.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 4 – Century 21 Exposition (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family visiting the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair – The Century 21 Exposition. The film focuses primarily on the Space Needle, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 10 – Christmas and Ballet (1978)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwoods at Christmas in 1978, followed by scenes of Cortney in ballet class, where the young ballerinas closely follow their instructor.

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.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 17 – Visiting Texas Landmarks (1958)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family touring the San Jacinto Monument and a battleship on the Houston Ship Channel.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 16 – Bikes and Amarillo Airport

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood children riding bikes in their rural neighborhood with visiting family before taking them to the airport. The family and their visitors arrive at the airport, English Field, where they pose for pictures, the guests board the plane, and the Easterwoods watch the flight take off. The terminal

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 11 – Easterwood Family Scenes (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Carl Easterwood family in 1957. This was the first film the family made with their 8mm camera, and it includes scenes of the Easterwood home and wheat farm, family vacation, a parade, and the family riding horses and in horse carts.