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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 11 – Easterwood Family Scenes (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Carl Easterwood family in 1957. This was the first film the family made with their 8mm camera, and it includes scenes of the Easterwood home and wheat farm, family vacation, a parade, and the family riding horses and in horse carts.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 8 – Junior Coffey and Wheat Fields (1961)

This home movie captures scenes of professional football player Junior Coffey at the Easterwood farm, followed by images of wheat fields. In his senior year at Dimmitt High School, the year before he began his football career at the University of Washington, Coffey throws around a football with Paul Easterwood in the yard. The first

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 2 – Wheat Harvest

This home movie captures scenes of a wheat harvest. Combines move in a row down the wheat fields, dispensing the crop into a grain truck.

The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 4 – Life on the Ranch

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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