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Charles Edward Swafford Collection - Downtown Parade and Graduation (1978)

Tonda Chapa

Silent | 1978

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  •  The “Big Red” band marches through downtown Wichita Falls 
  •  Parade-goers in Medieval garb walk the streets 
  •  The graduate 
  •  DL Ligon Coliseum on the Midwestern State University campus 
 
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Charles and Ana Swafford settled in Wichita Falls, Texas, in the 1960s. Their home movie collection captures family life in Wichita Falls, visits to Charles’ birthplace in Bonita, Texas, and trips to Colorado and Houston. This 1978 home movie first captures the Wichita Falls High School Big Red Band marching through the city’s downtown. Later, the Swaffords attend a graduation ceremony at Midwestern State University.