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Fredricksburg Tourism Promo (1990)

Wallace and Euna Pryor

Sound | 1990

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  •  The film opens at the horse races held at the Gillespie County Fair grounds 
  •  Overview of racing facilities  
  •  What Fredericksburg has to offer off the track 
  •  The city of Fredericksburg 
  •  Where to stay in Fredericksburg 
  •  There is a lot of shopping to be had 
  •  “Where the feeling is pari-mutuel!” 
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Produced by the Gillespie County Fair and Festival Association and narrated by Wally Pryor, this promotional film presents prospective tourists with a number of reasons to visit Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country. At the top of the list: the pari-mutuel racing track at the Gillespie County Fair and Festival grounds. The county fair is the oldest in Texas and offers great German fare, carnival attractions, and fun for the whole family. When not on the fairgrounds, tourists are encouraged to explore the shops, museums, and other historic monuments of downtown Fredericksburg.
Known to many as the "Voice of the Longhorns," Wally Pryor served as the announcer for UT sports from 1953 until 2002. While his voice was certainly recognizable he also played an active role as a producer – for KTBC, amongst others – and regularly served as an emcee for various events. Wally regularly worked as a producer for his older brother Richard "Cactus" Pryor. The films in the Wally Pryor collection represent a range of films, including home movies, various pieces he produced, films featuring himself, and several films featuring Cactus Pryor.