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Bures and District Ploughing Match and Show, VA 5/5/1

[0:00:00] David Taylor-Balls, Chairman, and Colin Cracknell, committee member, talk about the history and nature of Bures and District Agricultural Club since its formation in 1943 [0:41:50] Ploughing (or furrow drawing) match and produce show [0:43:20] Vintage tractors ploughing [0:49:45] Threshing machine [0:50:10] Stationary engines [0:51:00] Ploughing with horses [0:53: 15] Modern tractors ploughing [0:54:55]

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

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 Easterwood Family Films, no. 11 – Easterwood Family Scenes (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Carl Easterwood family in 1957. This was the first film the family made with their 8mm camera, and it includes scenes of the Easterwood home and wheat farm, family vacation, a parade, and the family riding horses and in horse carts.

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 – Trip to New Orleans

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter,

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 9 – Camping and Farming

This home movie captures scenes of a camping trip and two boys working in a field and on a tractor on their family farm.