Tag Archives: water skiing

The Graham Collection – Ascarate Park and Oil Drilling

This home movie from the 1960s captures the Graham family’s visits to Ascarate Park in El Paso, as well as several birthday and holiday celebrations. At the park, family members engage in all sorts of recreational activities, from water skiing to fishing to camping. Later in the footage, individuals test the ground with explosives and

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 15 – Sideshows, Circuses and Parades

This home movie compilation reel from the Ramon Galindo collection contains footage from a number of colorful events, spanning the years 1966 – 1988. Captured are a carnivals, circuses and sideshows, a trip to Johnson City, a day at Hemisfair, waterskiing performances, and a parades through downtown Austin.

The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Visiting the Holy Sites Abroad (1965)

This home movie captures Shiner native Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Israel, Rome and Vatican City in 1965. The film captures images of many historical Catholic churches and public sculptures, including the Church of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Vatican. It also includes

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The Figueroa Family Collection – Family Party and HemisFair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family members enjoying themselves at an outdoor party before visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. In addition to the various rides, the family watches the Mercury Outboard waterski show where three water skiers going off a jump at the same time!

The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies

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The Coltman Family No. 20 – UT Campus and Travels in America (1961-62)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family in Austin and across United States. Footage includes the University of Texas campus during a sorority and fraternity carnival, swimming at Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool and Town Lake and hiking at Mount Bonnell. The family also travels to Dallas for an AIA conference, the Grand Canyon,

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 5 – Outdoor Fun (1945-50)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burton family enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Scenes of Bettie and her friends playing outside, riding bikes, riding a mule and horses, celebrating birthdays, water skiing, fishing, and going on family road trips are included.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 4 – Aqua Fest 1963

This footage of Austin’s 1963 Aqua Fest features scenes of the water skiing championship at Festival Beach and the parade up Congress Avenue. Parade footage includes fantastically adorned floats sponsored by local organizations such as Louis Shanks, The Luling Watermelon Thump, and the LCRA.

The Crews Family Films – Waterski Show and the Monorail at the HemisFair (1968)

This film captures scenes of the Mercury Outboard waterski show at HemisFair in San Antonio as well as the Crews family at the fair. Footage includes a walking and monorail view of the fair grounds, the Ford car show, and gondola ride.