[Riley Family Films, No. 14 - West Coast Vacation, 1960]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Sam Riley family on their vacation to the West Coast of the United States. The film begins with the family in Arizona where they visit the Grand Canyon, hike, ride horses, and watch Native Americans perform for tourists. They then visit Yosemite National Park and observe the Grizzly Giant sequoia tree in the Mariposa Grove and waterfalls from the Yosemite Valley. They next travel to Oregon where they visit the capitol building in Salem and pose with totem poles. The film ends with the family traveling to Orcas Island ... continued below

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1 film (10 min., 25 sec..) : sil., col. ; 16 mm

Creation Information

Riley, Sam 1960.

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  • Main Title: [Riley Family Films, No. 14 - West Coast Vacation, 1960]
  • Added Title: Case Label: #15 1960, Santa Fe
  • Added Title: Item Label: LS Ranch 1953

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Sam Riley family on their vacation to the West Coast of the United States. The film begins with the family in Arizona where they visit the Grand Canyon, hike, ride horses, and watch Native Americans perform for tourists. They then visit Yosemite National Park and observe the Grizzly Giant sequoia tree in the Mariposa Grove and waterfalls from the Yosemite Valley. They next travel to Oregon where they visit the capitol building in Salem and pose with totem poles. The film ends with the family traveling to Orcas Island on the coast of Washington state.

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1 film (10 min., 25 sec..) : sil., col. ; 16 mm

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Spotlight on North Texas

Digitized materials from "Spotlight on North Texas," a community history and regional media preservation project, include home movies, television news footage, and photographs that document activities in the state of Texas and beyond. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.

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  • 1960

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • July 24, 2017, 9 p.m.

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  • 36.106965, -112.112997
  • 37.503515, -119.600671
  • 44.938444, -123.030336
  • 48.633082, -122.928982

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Riley, Sam. [Riley Family Films, No. 14 - West Coast Vacation, 1960], video, 1960; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942752/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.