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The Alton Abbot Family Collection, no. 9 - Trips through Colorado and Texas, 1948

Lou Ann Brown

Silent | 1948

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  •  Bears and cubs 
  •  Polar Bears 
  •  Tram ride 
  •  Mountain scenery 
  •  Horseback riding 
  •  Texas Gulf Sulpher Co. 
  •  The Wilson B. Keene, sunk at dock when the High Flyer exploded on April 17, 1947 in the Texas City Explosion 
  •  Ferry 
  •  Digging up oysters 
  •  San Jacinto Monument 
  •  Battleship Texas 
  •  State Capitol Building in Austin 
  •  Sign for the Colorado Rver 
 
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This home movie captures the Abbot family on two trips - one to Colorado and the other to the Galveston area. In Colorado the family takes in mountain scenery and rides horses. The trip to Gaveston include stops at The Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., the site of the 1947 Texas City Disaster, and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, as well of scenes of the Gulf of Mexico, oil refineries, and other industrial sites.