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 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.
The Bell Family visits the maternal grandparents farm and extended family in North Carolina, with a stop along the way to film a black bear and cub. Also shown is footage from oldest son, Walter
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.
The Bell family of Gatesville visit maternal grandparents and extended family at the North Carolina farm.
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.
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.
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.
Morris Bell turns his camera on the junior high school student group
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.