Tag Archives: North Carolina

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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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Reidsville, NC, c.1948

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Reidsville, North Carolina circa 1948. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House,

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 1 – The 1928 Democratic Convention

This home movie captures scenes of the 1928 Democratic National Convention held in Houston, Texas. The convention was the first held in any southern state following the Civil War. New York Governor Alfred E. Smith, a strong opponent of prohibition, took the presidential nomination. Ross Sterling was likely attending the convention due to his political

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Bell Family, 1958 North Carolina

The Bell family visits with extended family at the maternal grandparents farm in North Carolina includes a trip to the Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

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, 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, 1957 Lampasas Flood

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 5th birthday. Also included is footage of trips to the grandparents’ farm in North Carolina and the 1957 Lampasas flood.

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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