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The Big Bend Country, no. 1

Jason Barrett

Silent | 1939

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  •  Terlingua Cemetery 
  •  Chisos Mountains viewed from Terlingua 
  •  The Holland Hotel, Holland Avenue in Alpine 
  •  Fort Leaton, Presidio, TX 
  •  Most likely "Casa Grande" mountain in Big Bend Park 
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Shot in the Big Bend area of west Texas in the late 1930s - shortly before the region's national park designation - we believe these are two separate parts of an original film surveying the Big Bend region and its surrounding communities. Little is otherwise known about this film or the Miller Brothers, its producers. This part of the film covers the area's geography, with extensive views of and from the Chisos Mountains, and groups traversing the region's rugged landscape by mule, by horse, and on foot. Significantly, the film also documents surrounding towns like Terlingua, Alpine, Presidio, and the village of San Carlos, Mexico, among other locations, affording an invaluable record of the area's community life: everything from downtown storefronts and cinnabar-making facilities to rope-making and an impromptu street haircut at the border.