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Bruce Harrison's Piloncillo Ranch, 1965 and 1967

Craig Fridley

Silent | 1965 - 1967

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  •  Airfield with planes taking off 
  •  Footage taken from the air 
  •  Likely the Taft House, a mansion built by Catarina Ranch owner Charles Taft that was supposedly built with oversized bathtubs to accommodate his brother, President William Howard Taft, who never ended up visiting. Dolph Briscoe, Jr. later bought the ranch, and in 1981, had the house moved to his ranch headquarters. It was fully restored in 1994. 
  •  Craig and Bruce ready to go hunting 
  •  Cattle on ranch 
  •  Craig and Bruce showing off trophies 
  •  Guys in the hunting camp 
  •  People in driveway with horse trailer in background 
  •  Footage from a boat on the lake 
  •  Water skiing 
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This home movie captures scenes from the extensive Piloncillo Ranch, located near Laredo, Texas. The footage covers two hunting trips to the ranch and includes sweeping vistas, ranch operations, and hunters with their trophies.