This interesting home movie of Dallas, Texas starts with a shot of the Magnolia Building with its famed Pegasus (symbol of the Mobil Oil Company). The film likely dates to WWII era, as you will see a lot of patriotic bunting and flags in various city scenes. Starting at about :40 are shots in the downtown on Main Street with trolley cars visible. There’s also a spectacular sequence shot in fast motion / time exposure of the same stretch of downtown scenery starting about 1:18. At :57 some grain silos are shown, and at 2:00 is a corner in what appears to be Fort Worth (with the Tarrant County Courthouse in the far distance). At 2:17 the scene switches to the Big Bend National Park where Spring scenery is shown including blooming flowers — they look great here in Kodachrome. At 4:00 desert plants are shown including a Yucca, and burros are seen at 4:37. At 4:40 a desert ranch is shown, and at 5:49 mountains are seen in the distance. The film ends with images of scenery covered in snow.

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