Category Archives: The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 1 – Visit to Charlie Steen and His Utah Mines

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

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 2 – WSES Swap Fiesta (1964)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of the U.S. Naval Reserve Organized Surface Division’s operations and a 1964 conference in El Paso called the Swap Fiesta hosted by ham radio club WSES.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 3 – Trip to Mexico City (1974)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family’s 1974 rail trip to Mexico City. Once there, the family visits several attractions, such as the ruins at Teotihuacan and the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 5 – 1950

This home movie captures scenes of an El Paso family in 1950. Of special note are scenes of the family at the historic Old Juarez Racetrack the day before the first Mexican road race from Juarez to the Guatemala border. In addition to the classic cars seen ready to race, the footage is significant as

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