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Chicken Flying Contest at Round Rock Frontier Days (1975)

Wallace and Euna Pryor

Sound | 1975

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  •  Boy grabs a chicken! 
  •  Charley Loving explains the rules of chicken flying 
  •  Footage from the chicken flying contest 
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In this news segment from 1975, Wally Pryor interviews Charley Loving about the chicken flying contest, one of the year’s main events at the annual Round Rock Frontier Days celebration. Pryor learns about the rules of chicken flying, current chicken flying records, and even observes a chicken flying demonstration. The film concludes with images from the actual competition.
Known to many as the “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor served as the announcer for UT sports from 1953 until 2002. While his voice was certainly recognizable he also played an active role as a producer – for KTBC, amongst others – and regularly served as an emcee for various events. Wally regularly worked as a producer for his older brother Richard “Cactus” Pryor. The films in the Wallace and Euna Pryor Collection represent a range of films, including home movies, various pieces he produced, and films featuring himself or Cactus Pryor.