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This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures part of the 1963 Washington’s Birthday celebration held in Laredo, Texas. Footage includes a colorful parade complete with military displays, intricately choreographed marching and dancing, beauty queens, and floats sponsored by familiar brand names such as Lone Star and Busch beers. Following the parade footage is
This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family having fun outdoors in 1953. They play with their pets in their yard, watch cattle in a pasture and an air show, get a haircut in the yard, visit the beach in Galveston, celebrate a birthday, and rake leaves. Great scenes of
This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection documents life on E.M. Hunt’s Rancho Feliz in Berino, New Mexico, located just northwest of El Paso on the New Mexican side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Featured are the operations and activities of a working farm and ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1940s.
This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and
This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats
This home movie captures scenes of the cattle industry at Sterling’s Chupadera Ranch. Ranch owners Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr. often enjoyed bringing colleagues and friends out to the ranch for hunting trips, and this film includes scenes of Sterling’s oil industry colleagues, Walter Fondren and William Stamps Farrish II, visiting Chupadera.
This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling feeding an injured fawn, chickens, and hogs, possibly at the Chupadera Ranch. Later scenes are recorded from the passenger seat of a car that is chasing a Brahman bull.
This home movie captures scenes of Emil Henry Marks, also known as E. H. Marks, surveying the longhorns at the LH7 Ranch in Barker in July 1961. Marks was one of the first cattlemen on the Gulf Coast to cross breed Brahman bulls with common longhorn cattle. His ranch, the LH7, also protected the foundation
This home movie captures scenes of cattle, cowboys, and ranch land, documenting a hunting trip taken by Sterling, Dolph Briscoe Sr., and several guests on the men