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The black and white/color silent film features highlights of a road trip from Oneida, Illinois to Brownsville, Texas, including film of Oklahoma, North Texas, the Rio Grande Valley and New Orleans, Louisiana. Featured in the film are Charro Days celebrations and Pan American Airways at Brownsville.
This film was taken originally in 1940 on 8 mm. film by Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bowman of Oneida, Illinois, on their trip to Brownsville, Texas to visit Mr. and Mrs. Royal Sundell. Royal Sundell was the manager of Pan-American Airways in Brownsville.
Memories: A glimpse of life in Brownsville, Texas and more in the 1940s. The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley Special Collections & Archives, Lower Rio Grande Valley Curated Material. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/lrgv