Sadly, I never met Mr. Graham but I knew Ruth Graham. I lived in Fondren Park for over 30 years. She owned the property before Fondren Park was built. Had some wonderful times in her home in Missouri City.
thomas d campos
I am 71 years old now, I had the honor of helping Ruth Graham manage her estate in Missouri City, Texas just after her husband died.
No African Americans. I guess that"s just the way it was. Sad.
George Tallmadge III
What a wonderful piece of history. I shared with my cousin Jeff and he, along with his brother John, believe that is our grandfather George Adams Tallmadge Sr. at the 2:50-2:56 mark on the film (the older gentleman). He owned a photography studio there in San Marcos that was at 326N Austin st, which is now LBJ, next to Gil"s. Wow, what a rarity to find some footage of someone you know from "the before time". Thanks for the posting of this film. Wish is were higher quality but still, thanks.
My great ranfather is also said to be one of theoldest shade tree mechanics in San Marcos. His Tree where he worke was near the tracks behind Spankys muffler shop. My grandmother (his daughter) said people would drive their cars from as far as Kyle to have them repaired by him. Its also said that he was so good that he just had to listen to your engine and could diagnose and fix the problem. He drove a 1962 Chevy Biscayne 4 door and always had all his tools in his trunk that he old open with a screwdriver. His name to many was Don Panchito Gonzales El Mechanico. Many of the older Hispanic people know of him and my family.
after speaking with my mom she says that she was told by her family that her great grandfather was I believe the first postman in San Marcos. His last name was Garza. He worked out of the first post office in town.
Hi, Viola! Sadly, not many of these are available digitally, but there are two more of Shad Graham"s Our Home Towns on Archive.org. Here are the links: http://archive.org/details/OurHomeT1954_2 http://archive.org/details/OurHomeT1954 Thank you for your interest and for visiting TexasArchive.org!
I enjoyed looking at this video. would like to know where I can go see more of these videos of our home town.
Thanks for pointing that out, RussTX! We appreciate your help making our archive as accurate as possible.
The film should be re-dated to 1946. Not only does the narrator refer several times to 'our boys' returning from the war as if it had just ended, but in the middle of the film is a caption showing the '1946-47 Bobcats' scrimmaging.