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A. M. Harper, Easter Dinner; Coastal Birds; Oil Derrick

Melissa Mellard


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  •  Family members seen in this home movie: Melanie, Marsha, Marcy, Melissa Harper parents Al and Patsy Harper 
  •  'Jimbo' Boat 
  •  Girls with Easter baskets 
  •  Firing range 
  •  Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja 
  •  Transferring pipe 
  •  Oil derrick 
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This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection combines footage from different occasions, including family Easter celebrations, flocks of birds along the coast, and scenes from the oil industry.
Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking company.  Financial success followed from the early boom in the Texas oil industry and enabled Harper to enjoy a recreational home in Port Aransas and many adventurous pursuits, including safari expeditions in Africa and Alaska.