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

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

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
Souvenir Views of Mineral Wells, Texas

Souvenir Views of Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Yeager Drug Co.
Description: Shown here is a bottle-shaped souvenir of Mineral Wells. It consists of fourteen folios, showing various views of the attractions found in Mineral Wells. The clothing of the people photographed suggests a date of the early twentieth century.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Souvenir At Close of School

Souvenir At Close of School

Date: May 20, 1921
Creator: Lower Valley School
Description: Booklet containing poems (including "Bring Back My School Days to Me") and two pages noting the school, teacher, school officers, and pupils. Souvenir is from "Lower Valley School, District No. 33, Cibolo, Guadalupe County, Texas, May 20, 1921."
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
Ashtrays

Ashtrays

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A small, smoky gray, square, glass ashtray with a picture of the Washington State Park Museum in the center. "Washington State Park Museum" is printed on it in gold lettering and a simple gold border surrounds the picture.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Glass mugs

Glass mugs

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two amber-colored glass mugs with a picture of the Washington State Park Museum. There is a gold stripe near the rim of each mug with the words "Washington State Park Museum" on it.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Ashtrays

Ashtrays

Date: [c. 1970]
Creator: unknown
Description: Two smoked glass commemorative ashtrays from Star of the Republic Museum opening in 1970; circular with ruffled edges; gold printing on white background; Texas flag with "Capitol of Lone Star State" in center surrounded by images of 7 capitol buildings
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Ashtray

Ashtray

Date: [c. 1970]
Creator: unknown
Description: One of five square smoked glass commemorative ashtrays from Star of the Republic Museum opening in 1970; (c) similar to (b) except that top inscription is missing
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

Date: April 1, 1924
Creator: Griffith, D.W.
Description: This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Souvenir and Food Station]

[Souvenir and Food Station]

Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Description: Photograph of a parking lot with a sign that says "Souvenirs Food". There are several cars parked in the parking lot and there is a man on a horse in the background.
Contributing Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos
[Woman Helping Visitors at Souvenir and Information Booth]

[Woman Helping Visitors at Souvenir and Information Booth]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman helping festival visitors at the Institute of Texan Cultures Information and Souvenirs booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dark-haired woman is behind the booth, across from three festival visitors who are visible from behind. Hats, festival t-shirts, and buttons are hanging up all over the booth. Small signs are displaying price information for each item.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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