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[Sammonds Family Films, No. 1 - Vacations and Family Gatherings, 1969-1971]

Description: This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Sammonds family including vacations and family gatherings. The film begins with footage of the United States Airforce (USAF) academy. The film includes footage of a family gathering in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with family gathered outdoors playing Frisbee, and catch, and a shot of the Ronnie Sammonds TV repair service van. The film continues with man and a woman flying a kite, observing an unidentified monument, and joking around for the camera. A group of young men and women walk down the street of an unidentified city and pose for the camera. Family members then travel to the Royal Gorge in Colorado and view the bridge from a scenic overlook. The Sammonds family participates in an outdoor family reunion at an unidentified park. On a road trip, the Sammonds shoot footage from the side of the road and from a moving car including the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, Missouri. The film continues with footage of camping in a snow-covered area, wading in water, and visiting a zoo. A trip to San Francisco includesthe Golden Gate Bridge, a trolley car, and Union Square. They next drive through Seattle, Washington into Canada and observe Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. The film ends with the Sammonds arrival in Ohio and a canoe trip on the Little Miami River.
Date: 1969-05/1971-05
Creator: Sammonds, Ron, Jr.
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Partner: UNT Media Library