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The Harry and Reba Swiff Collection - Stagecoach Inn

Jeffrey Schwartz

Silent | 1960s

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  •  Wave for the camera 
  •  The Swiff children go on a stagecoach ride 
  •  Oscar Joseph Arnold Sr. drives the stagecoach, the last driver to do so with passengers at the Stagecoach Inn 
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This 1960s home movie, filmed by Harry Swiff, captures the Swiff children taking a ride on a stagecoach at the historic Stagecoach Inn in Salado. Founded in 1861, the hotel was initially built as a stagecoach stop along the Chisholm Trail,catering to guests such as General George A. Custer, Robert E. Lee, and Jesse James. Still in operation today, the Staqecoach Inn is the longest continuously operating hotel in the state.