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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Collection: Texas Historical Television Footage
[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

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Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Mexia, Texas. The film covers: the the Confederate Reunion Grounds, now a Texas Historical Landmark; recreational activity on the Navasota River; and the legend of Quanah Parker. The first segment of video shows the Confederate Reunion Grounds, which were established in 1889. Tom Fisher, who is the Park Manager of the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park and the Park Manager of Fort Parker State Historical Park, explains the historical reenactments and mock Civil War battles that are held at the Reunion Grounds. The Historical Marker, cannon, pavilion, and Miss Mamie Kennedy's 1914 Confederate Flirtation Walk trail are shown. In the next segment of the video, people fish, use paddleboats, motorboats, and innertubes on the Navasota River. There are intermittent scenes of oil pumpjacks and barrel-racing horseback riders. The last section of the film shows Fort Parker, black and white photographs of the town of Mexia, and an interview with Jan Harrison, who explains the legend of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library