[Hill Family Films, No. 5 - Hill Family Road Trip]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family including a boating trip and family vacation.The film begins with a family trip to a lake with boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, and picnicking (00:00-05:58). Footage of the family vacation is introduced with a title card featuring a sketch of tableware with the words "Meal Time" (06:18) and begins with footage of "Roadside Park" and US 180 signs, the family eating at a roadside rest stop, and road signs indicating the Hill's had crossed the boarder into New Mexico. In New Mexico, Gary shakes the ... continued below

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1 film (16 min., 57 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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Hill, Roy E. 195u.

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  • Main Title: [Hill Family Films, No. 5 - Hill Family Road Trip]
  • Added Title: #7 Boating (July 2, 1955)

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family including a boating trip and family vacation.The film begins with a family trip to a lake with boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, and picnicking (00:00-05:58). Footage of the family vacation is introduced with a title card featuring a sketch of tableware with the words "Meal Time" (06:18) and begins with footage of "Roadside Park" and US 180 signs, the family eating at a roadside rest stop, and road signs indicating the Hill's had crossed the boarder into New Mexico. In New Mexico, Gary shakes the hand of a Native American performing for tourists at the Apache Canyon Trading Post (07:04-07:21) followed by a shot of a sign advertising "White's City" (07:21). There is then a title card, "Carlsbad Cavern" (07:22) followed by footage of the family at the entrance to the caverns and desert landscape (07:22-08:45). There are title cards "Guadalupe Peak El. 8751" (08:45) and "Highest Point in Texas" (08:47) followed by footage of the family at a scenic overlook (08:47-09:40) and then visiting family or friends (09:40-11:29). Joann and Gary Owen pose in front of a sign that reads "Elev. 4222" at a scenic overlook (11:29-12:33) and the family walks through an unidentified city, likely El Paso, where a car advertises "Seaney's Flowers" on 414 N. Mesa. The family and friends swim and sunbathe at "The Westerner Motel" (13:48-15:52) and the film concludes with footage shot from their moving car.

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1 film (16 min., 57 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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Spotlight on North Texas

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  • 195u

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • April 12, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

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  • 32.175502, -104.363505
  • 32.175463, -104.444233

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Hill, Roy E. [Hill Family Films, No. 5 - Hill Family Road Trip], video, 195u; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942760/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.