Category: Home Movies

Found Film: The Anniversary

I want to thank Mrs. Peggy Fisher for letting me be a part of sharing her classic American family with the followers of my blog. I know your family has enjoyed seeing the old memories, but know these movies are making new memories for many more. It is like we are all transported back in time.

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Found Film: 1962 Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park Found 8mm Home Movie

This is great footage of a family trip to Six Flags over Texas in January of 1962. It was a different time for sure! The footage shows quick clips of rides, playful seals and staged gunfights. It also offers brief looks at the original Skull Island, which used to be one of the park’s premier attractions with slides and tree houses and bouncy bridges.

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Found Film: 1953 Mineola Texas Watermelon Fest

This is a home movie of the Watermelon Fest in Mineola Texas. This film was shot in 1953. Watermelon Festival beginning in 1948, the city of Mineola hosted the annual Watermelon Festival. The festival included a parade, a pageant culminating in the crowing of a Watermelon Queen, as well as free watermelon for the public. The festival was discontinued in the 1960s.

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1957 Texas OU

Found Film: 1957 Texas vs Oklahoma Football Game

This is a home movie of the 1957 Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Texas. The game featured #1 Oklahoma vs. Texas and Darrell K Royal in his first Texas / OU game. Oklahoma won the game 21-7. The footage shows the University of Texas Band and the halftime show.

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