Tag Archives: El-Paso-County

The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to West Texas, 1956

Captured in this home movie is the Hartman family’s road trip to West Texas where they take in the historic sites and rugged landscape. They stop along the way in Fort Stockton and El Paso, attend a bullfight in Juarez, Mexico, visit to Sul Ross State College in Alpine, and camp in Big Bend National

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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 Ravel Films, no. 1 – Vacation in Mexico with the Aaronsons

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. and Mrs. Ravel vacationing in Mexico with Abe Aaronson, owner of Aaronson Brothers department store in El Paso.

The Tony-Lupe Marquez Collection, no. 1 – Toys for Joy (1999)

This home movie from December of 1999 captures footage of the Marquez family and friends working at a donation center they organized at the “Bomberos” (Firefighters) Fire station in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for Juarez families in need to receive gifts, blankets, and food. The items were donated by citizens of Alamagordo, New Mexico; El Paso,

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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 Herrera Family Collection, no. 8 – I Love Luz (1986)

In this home movie from 1986, Luz and Jesus Herrera edit together a montage of their family videos by creating a mock television show, “I Love Luz.”

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 4 – Family Wedding (1989)

This home movie captures scenes of a wedding ceremony in 1989 where a member of El Paso

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 3 – Ballet Folklorico of El Paso Christmas Recital (1988)

This home movie captures scenes of children of all ages dancing in the Ballet Folklorico of El Paso’s 1988 Christmas Recital. In traditional Mexican costume, the children perform a variety of Mexican folk dances.

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 1 –

In this television commercial, Laura Herrera is featured as a Mexican folk dancer for El Paso’s Dick Poe car dealerships.

The Herrera Family Collection, no. 5 – Watermelon Eating Contest (1989)

This home movie captures scenes of Alejandro Herrera’s birthday party in 1989 where children participate in a watermelon eating contest.