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San Jacinto Festival in West Columbia (1956)

Brazoria County Historical Museum

Silent | 1956

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  •  The parade commences, with floats from all over Brazoria County 
  •  A pageant queen from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg 
  •  Judy Reeves, a candidate for Belle of the Brazos from Angleton High School 
  •  The Angleton Rebekahs 
  •  The Freeport Rebekahs 
  •  Betty Hughes of Sweeny 
  •  Young couples in elaborate evening wear pose for the camera 
  •  Barbara Vandegrift of Boling 
  •  Jeanie Clark Harris of Brazoria 
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This footage captures scenes of a parade in celebration of San Jacinto Festival in West Columbia, followed by couples in elaborate formal wear posing for the camera. The producer of this film, Jim W. Keeland, was a photographer and videographer in the Houston area for sixty years. He took photographs and films for Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV, from 1948 until 1961, worked for the Houston Post from 1951 to 1982 as a printer, and was a freelance photographer of agricultural subjects.