Tag Archives: Coryell County

The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 11 – Easter in Seymour, TX

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River,

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Bell Family, 1961

Scenes from the road as the Bell’s travel to visit family in North Carolina. Also, a look at the Copperas Cove Pioneer Days parade.

Bell Family – 1962-65 Walter

Morris Bell turns his camera to take a look at local newspaper coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Also included is footage from oldest son Walter Bell’s 14th, 15th, and 16th birthdays.

Bell Family, 1954 Gatesville Centennial Celebration

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. This footage shows the Centennial Celebration of Gatesville complete with parade and period costumes.

Bell Family, 1954 North Carolina

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. This footage follows the Bell’s as they visit family in North Carolina and tour the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bell Family, 1953 W.R. Goodson,

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. Included in this footage is a local Christmas parade with Santa Claus, a Laurel and Hardy parody with Morris Bell and W.R. Goodson entitled “Lamplights of Lampasas”, and looks at Mary Hardin-Baylor college and the construction of the Belton

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Bell Family, 1959-1962

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, youngest son Wendell Bell celebrates his 7-10th birthdays.

Bell Family, 1963-1966

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, younger son Wendell Bell celebrates his 11th-14th birthdays.

Bell Family, 1967-1969

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, youngest son Wendell Bell celebrates his 15-17th birthdays and marches with the Gatesville Hornets high school marching band. Also shown is a visit to the maternal grandparents farm in North Carolina with scenes from Blue Ridge

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