Tag Archives: site-seeing

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 Dennis Family Films, no. 3 – HemisFair ’68

This home movie from the Dennis Family collection captures the sites and experiences of a day spent at HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio. Footage includes aerial footage of the fairgrounds taken from the cable car ride, the Tower of the Americas, and a number of exhibits and pavillions in HemisFair Park.

The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family traveling to Mexico, visiting what appears to be the town of Tuxtla Gutierrez. Scenes of tourist sites such as a mission and a monument, as well as street scenes and footage of a park in town center, are included.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 7 – The Alamo

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Alamo in San Antonio. The family takes a tour, poses for photographs in front of the mission, and enjoys Alamo Plaza. Also included are scenes of the family having a picnic and swimming at a park in the area.