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[McAllen, Texas: Home of the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Square Dancing Capital of the World]

Description:

This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in McAllen, Texas and the nearby town of Mission. It includes footage of the Mission Citrus Fiesta of 1995, a citrus grove, and a square dance gathering.

The film begins in Mission, TX, and captures footage of the Citrus Fiesta parade, including: family groups and spectators; souvenir vendors; the Mission High School JROTC Eagle Battalion of the US Army; Mission Junior High and Mission High School marching bands, dancers, color guard, and cheerleaders all in burgundy, white, and gold uniforms; various floats advertising "Border Fest", "Citrus Fiesta '95", "Texas, 1995", Converse shoe brand, Miss Hidalgo 1995, E.R. Chapa Elementary School, and Mission Bell Resort; bald eagle and bee mascots; female pageant winners in ball gowns; and the local police.

The next segment of the film takes place in McAllen and features a citrus grove and an adjoining country store called Klement's Grove. The store sells and offers samples of citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerines, and oranges.

Miscellaneous scenes cover: a cookout and social gathering of senior citizens; a mission bell tower; and grazing cows. Last, the film shows an indoor square dance gathering, with traditional costumes, musicians, and dance leaders.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s):
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
UNT Media Library
Collection(s):
Texas Historical Television Footage
Usage:
Total Uses: 553
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - McAllen
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Mission
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in McAllen, Texas and the nearby town of Mission. It includes footage of the Mission Citrus Fiesta of 1995, a citrus grove, and a square dance gathering.

The film begins in Mission, TX, and captures footage of the Citrus Fiesta parade, including: family groups and spectators; souvenir vendors; the Mission High School JROTC Eagle Battalion of the US Army; Mission Junior High and Mission High School marching bands, dancers, color guard, and cheerleaders all in burgundy, white, and gold uniforms; various floats advertising "Border Fest", "Citrus Fiesta '95", "Texas, 1995", Converse shoe brand, Miss Hidalgo 1995, E.R. Chapa Elementary School, and Mission Bell Resort; bald eagle and bee mascots; female pageant winners in ball gowns; and the local police.

The next segment of the film takes place in McAllen and features a citrus grove and an adjoining country store called Klement's Grove. The store sells and offers samples of citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerines, and oranges.

Miscellaneous scenes cover: a cookout and social gathering of senior citizens; a mission bell tower; and grazing cows. Last, the film shows an indoor square dance gathering, with traditional costumes, musicians, and dance leaders.

Note:

Minor video interruptions at 00:00:00, 00:30:54, 00:47:00.
The program for which the films of the Texas Historical Television Footage collection were shot is not accessible, but the nature of the collection’s footage suggests it was intended for a public television show.

Physical Description:

1 video (57 min., 46 sec.) : sd., col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): events | television clips | camera crews | color guards | souvenirs | Mission High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Eagle Battalion of the US Army | Border Fest | Citrus Fiesta | Converse | Miss Hidalgo | Elodia R. Chapa Elementary School | Mission Bell Resort | songs | floats | Texas Citrus Fiesta | oranges | grapefruit | square dancing | bell towers | Klement's Grove | groves
Added Title: McAllen, TX, Volume 2
Partner:
UNT Media Library
Collection:
Texas Historical Television Footage
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth194016
Resource Type: Video
Format: Video
Rights:
Access: Public
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