[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
[Grapevine, Texas: 1993 Grape Fest]

[Grapevine, Texas: 1993 Grape Fest]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Grapevine, Texas. The film covers the 7th Annual Grape Fest wine festival held on September 10th, 11th, & 12th, 1993. At the festival the camera crew films the festival grounds, vendors’ booths, craftspeople, musicians, children and adults eating fair food, a classic car show, a grape stamping contest, and Grape Fest’s black-tie gala. Festival visitors sample wines from the Texan wineries of Schoppaul Hill, Piny Hill Country, Ste. Genevieve, and Preston Trail. The film crew interviews Alfred Fleece, owner of Piny Hill Country Wines, who talks about the winery’s muscadine and fruit wines. Vendors sell pewter, ceramics, local honey, children’s toys, and jewelry; craftspeople are filmed at length while in the process of bootmaking, quilting, forming clay busts, spinning pots on a clay wheel, tooling leather, and whittling; tapdancers and squaredancers perform; and a musical group plays on a stage using a zither, acoustic guitar, and tall floor drum. The camera crew tells a man from a Texas NBC affiliate that the footage in this film is intended for a national CNBC show called "Discover America.” The last scene of the film includes footage of Lake Grapevine, sailboats, and ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
Men and Women Square Dancing

Men and Women Square Dancing

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men and women square dancing in costumes.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of the Rock House]

[Photograph of the Rock House]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Description: Photograph of the Rock Club House (later the Square Dance Club) built by the CCC Boys with rock brought from Palo Duro Canyon. This photo is displayed at the Deaf Smith County Museum.
Contributing Partner: Deaf Smith County Library
[Photograph of the Rock House]

[Photograph of the Rock House]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Description: Photograph of the Rock Club House (later the Square Dance Club) built by the CCC Boys with rock brought from Palo Duro Canyon. This photo is displayed at the Deaf Smith County Museum.
Contributing Partner: Deaf Smith County Library
[San Antonio Square Dance Association Performing]

[San Antonio Square Dance Association Performing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Square Dance Association performing at night on an outdoor stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are partnered up, the men twirling the women around the stage. The men are wearing light-colored shirts and dark pants. The women are wearing-knee length dresses with multi-layered petticoats. The photo is taken from amongst the audience and the back of spectators' heads are visible in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections