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The Davis/Caldwell/Hoover Family Films - Recreation and Halloween (1957)

Mary Jo Hoover

Silent | 1957

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  •  Mary Jo competes in a contest 
  •  Grilling food in the backyard 
  •  A sunset over the hills 
  •  Mary Jo and Tom pose for the camera outside 
  •  Driving past the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth 
  •  Riding into the Sunset, a bronze sculpture by Electra Waggoner Biggs 
  •  Tom and Mary Jo fish by a body of water 
  •  Riding a mule at a farm 
  •  Halloween 
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This 1950s home movie captures the Caldwell family celebrating and enjoying activities together. At their home in Dallas, the family hosts a backyard barbecue. They next embark on a drive through neighboring Fort Worth and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fishing. At a farm, eldest daughter Mary Jo rides on a mule, while younger brother Tom chases after her. The film ends with the family, still dressed in their Halloween costumes, examining the spoils of their trick-or-treating.