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The Cummings Collection, no. 1 - Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl (1941)

Chris Cummings

Silent | 1941

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  •  The Sun Carnival parade begins 
  •  The Texas College of Mines marching band 
  •  Armed cars with military personnel  
  •  Lions Club International 
  •  Boy Scouts of America 
  •  Knights of Columbus 
  •  Elks Lodge 
  •  El Paso Fire Department 
  •  City of Alpine 
  •  Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang 
  •  Ciudad Juarez 
  •  Hotel Cortez 
  •  Hilton Hotel 
  •  American Furniture Co. 
  •  Hotel Paseo del Norte 
  •  Texas College of Mines float 
  •  Bowie High School  
  •  El Paso Technical Institute 
  •  El Paso High School 
  •  Ysleta High School 
  •  Austin High School 
  •  Douglass School marching band and float 
  •  U.S. Navy 
  •  El Paso Electric Company 
  •  Texas Cities Gas Co. 
  •  The Sun Bowl game begins 
 
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This home movie captures the Southwestern Sun Carnival parade and Sun Bowl game from January 1, 1941. Marching bands, military tanks, cavalries, and elaborate floats that follow the 1941 theme, “A Pageant of Music,” make their way down the street. Footage of the Sun Bowl football game follows, with the Arizona State University Sun Devils taking on the Western Reserve University Spartans at Kidd Field. The Spartans won 26-13. Brief family scenes are also included.