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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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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, 1955 North Carolina

The Bell family visits the extended family in North Carolina and the filming includes scenes of horse riding, playing catch, admiring azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom and sightseeing along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Bell Family, 1958 Arizona

The Bell family goes sightseeing in Arizona where footage includes great desert scenery at Saguaro National Monument, a tour of Old Tucson (an exact replica of 1860s Tucson) and visits to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tombstone, Bisbee, and Douglas.

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 – 1962-65 Walter

Morris Bell turns his camera to take a look at local newspaper coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Also included is footage from oldest son Walter Bell’s 14th, 15th, and 16th birthdays.

Bell Family, 1954 Gatesville Centennial Celebration

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. This footage shows the Centennial Celebration of Gatesville complete with parade and period costumes.