The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s

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The Marks Family Films, no. 2 – The Salt Grass Trail Ride (1956)

This home movie features silent, black-and-white footage of the Salt Grass Trail Ride in 1956. The kick-off event for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (previously known as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exhibition), the trail ride began in 1952 after four cowmen decided to reenact the journey of pioneer cattlemen taking their

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The Marks Family Films, no. 3 – Starting the Salt Grass Trail Ride (1958)

This home movie features silent footage of participants lining up and leaving Brenham for the 1958 Salt Grass Trail Ride. The kick-off event for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (previously known as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exhibition), the trail ride began in 1952 after four cowmen decided to reenact the journey

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The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 10 – Presidio County

This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family traveling home through Presidio County after a trip to Big Bend National Park. Following is footage of Mark Cruz’s first steps back in El Paso and Norma Cruz riding a motorcycle.

The Marks Family Films, no. 1 – Longhorns at LH7 Ranch (1961)

This home movie captures scenes of Emil Henry Marks, also known as E. H. Marks, surveying the longhorns at the LH7 Ranch in Barker in July 1961. Marks was one of the first cattlemen on the Gulf Coast to cross breed Brahman bulls with common longhorn cattle. His ranch, the LH7, also protected the foundation

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 15 – Barranca del Cobre (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of El Paso’s Cruz family on the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pac

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 16 – Barranca del Cobre (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of El Paso’s Cruz family on a trip to Barranca del Cobre, Copper Canyon, in Chihuahua, Mexico by way of the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pac

The Richard S. “Cactusâ€ Pryor Collection, no. 1 – Vacation in Mexico (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of Cactus and Jewell Pryor on vacation on the western coast of Mexico. The Pryors travel to Cuidad Juarez where they take a plane over scenic coast line and mountain ranges to reach the west coast, crossing the Sea of Cortes for their stay in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

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