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The Historic Brownsville Museum Collection, no. 5 – Charro Days Fiesta

Charro Days Fiesta is held every year in Brownsville, TX to celebrate the rich traditions, culture and shared heritage of the Texas

The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 1 – El Paso Trip, 1939

Beginning at a seemingly sparse airfield in El Paso, this footage from the Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, provides a glimpse into a trip by the family that included visiting Fort Bliss for a military review of mounted cavalry, playing golf, and horseback riding. Particularly noteworthy sections of this film include rodeo events, aerial

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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 5 – Trail Ride and Daily Life

This home movie gives a glimpse into everyday life of the Withers family. A light dusting of snow on the ground, preparation for a trail ride, play alongside shots of the family visiting the beach, riding horses at their ranch, fishing

The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 10 – Vacation in the American West

This home movie captures the Withers family on vacation in the American West. Scenes include a young boy in cowboy hat and boots riding a horse around the yard, the swiftly flowing waters of a river, and some impressive panoramic views of the green and mountainous landscape.

The Dennis Family Films, no. 5 – Chronicle of Family Adventures

Using clips from commercially available films to narrate and punctuate the events captured in the home movies, this film from the Dennis Family collection chronicles a family trip and the activities of the children, especially with what appears to be a church youth group. Among the events caught on film are a trip to the

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 16 – Texas Girl Chili Cook-off

This home movie of the 1980 Texas Girl Chili Cook-off held in Rosenberg, opens with a few attendees testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Also captured are shots of the (sometimes bawdily behaved) crowd and a dramatic sky. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 7 – Rancho Feliz, 1945 – 1946

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.

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The Horak Family Collection, no. 6 – Home Movie Compilation

This home movie from the Horak Family collection provides a glimpse into the family’s daily life in El Paso. Children on their way to school pose and walk for the camera, as does police officer C.J. Horak on his way to his motorcycle. Also captured is a rodeo parade featuring marching bands, baton twirlers and

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 6 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 2

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures various organizations and area schools, horseback riders, twirlers, and clowns participating in Belton’s annual July 4th Parade in 1976. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to

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The Ravel Films, no. 3 – Rita and Jerry Going Western

This home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures scenes of Rita and Jerry Ravel participating in what looks like a Go Western Day in the community. The kids pose for the camera in their boots, jeans, and cowboy hats.