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The Benson Family Films, no. 1 - Vacation to Rock Hound State Park

Don Benson

Silent | c. 1970s

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  •  Family's campsite in New Mexico 
  •  New Mexico's landscape 
  •  Family exploring the New Mexico landscape 
  •  Scenery surrounding the family's campsite 
  •  New Mexico's Rock Hound State Park 
  •  Young girls holding and petting a horny toad 
  •  Exploring the plants and landscape in New Mexico 
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This home movie captures the Benson family camping at New Mexico's Rock Hound State Park, famous for attracting amateur geologists known as "rockhounders" in search of agates and quartz crystal. Among the footage of the mountainous scenery, a family member holds and pets a horny toad, the Texas State reptile.