[Smith Family Films, No. 17 - Prison Rodeo]

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This home documents the daily lives and activities of a family including attendance at a prison rodeo which appears to be at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas (00:00-02:27). Footage from this event includes a man singing and playing a piano, a crowded street outside of the prison, a watch tower and guards, a memorial placard that reads "State Penitentiary C.S.A." and "A memorial to Texans who served the confederacy," Barney Smith purchasing a custom printed "Wanted" poster, a display of art made by inmates, and the beginning of the rodeo with a parade. The film concludes with an ... continued below

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1 film (3 min., 29 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

Creation Information

Smith, Cordell & Smith, Elizabeth 1966?.

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This video is part of the collection entitled: Spotlight on North Texas and was provided by UNT Media Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 202 times , with 12 in the last month . More information about this video can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Smith Family Films, No. 17 - Prison Rodeo]
  • Added Title: Item Label: Prison Rodeo Bever’s bend? 70’s?

Description

This home documents the daily lives and activities of a family including attendance at a prison rodeo which appears to be at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas (00:00-02:27). Footage from this event includes a man singing and playing a piano, a crowded street outside of the prison, a watch tower and guards, a memorial placard that reads "State Penitentiary C.S.A." and "A memorial to Texans who served the confederacy," Barney Smith purchasing a custom printed "Wanted" poster, a display of art made by inmates, and the beginning of the rodeo with a parade. The film concludes with an outdoor family gathering near a river with food, boating, and hiking.

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1 film (3 min., 29 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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Spotlight on North Texas

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  • 1966?

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • July 24, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

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Past 30 days: 12
Total Uses: 202

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  • 30.721782, -95.546536

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Smith, Cordell & Smith, Elizabeth. [Smith Family Films, No. 17 - Prison Rodeo], video, 1966?; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942597/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.