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Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Collection - Road Trips and Special Occasions (1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972)

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Silent | 1964 | 1966 | 1969 | 1971 | 1972

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  •  Driving through New Iberia, Louisiana after Hurricane Hilda. Hilda originated in Cuba on September 28, 1964. The hurricane soon moved towards the US Gulf Coast, hitting Louisiana particularly hard as a Category 4 storm. The hurricane caused massive destruction, including $126 million in damages and 38 casualties.  
  •  Sign for Bayou Teche at the Mississippi River in Louisiana 
  •  A house 
  •  Hattie Lee McCord and Aunt Nell 
  •  Faye and Louis and children playing outside on a sunny day (1966) 
  •  Driving 
  •  Road sign for Lufkin in Angelina County and Damascus, a town that no longer exists in Titus County 
  •  Road sign for Corrigan in Polk County 
  •  US Route 59 in Lufkin 
  •  Taking a lunch break 
  •  Entering Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County 
  •  Making their way towards Arkansas. Street sign for Garrison in Nacogdoches County and Timpson in Shelby County. 
  •  Street sign for Mt. Enterprise and Henderson in Rusk County  
  •  Sign for Brady Mountain Lodge in Little Rock, Arkansas 
  •  Swimming in a hotel pool 
  •  View of the lodge 
  •  James’ graduation (1969) 
  •  A big fish 
  •  A young man poses with his surfboard  
  •  Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park 
  •  Sign for Mount Locke of the Davis Mountains, location of the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County 
  •  Overland Trail in between El Paso and San Antonio  
  •  Opening presents at Christmas (1971) 
  •  A young woman plays with a dog around a Chevrolet car in a driveway 
  •  Spending time at the beach 
  •  A young woman sits with her dog on the front lawn 
  •  Taking pictures before prom 
  •  Ray’s graduation 
  •  A golden retriever runs around outside 
 
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This home movie includes several segments, beginning in 1964 up until 1972. The footage follows the McCord and Babineaux family of Sugar Land as they celebrate special occasions, such as high school prom, graduations, and Christmas. The film contains footage of Hurricane Hilda’s aftermath in Louisiana during the fall of 1964, as well as a road trip through Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas, and a trip to the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis.