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The Canavan Collection - Big Bend National Park and Pecos River High Bridge

Pam Canavan

Silent | 1960s

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  •  Water bicycles at Big Bend National Park 
  •  Aerial views of the river, most likely the Rio Grande, and Chihuahuan Desert topography 
  •  Pecos River High Bridge in Val Verde County 
  •  Images of the terrain in West Texas 
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This 1960s home movie captures the unique terrain of West Texas. It begins in Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, where several children ride water bicycles on the Rio Grande River. The footage then changes locations, landing in Val Verde County at the Pecos High Bridge. A historic engineering feat, as well as an attractive and unique design, the bridge remains a popular tourist destination.