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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 1 - El Paso Trip, 1939

Henry Rettig

Silent | 1939

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  •  American Airlines hangar, Meacham Field in Fort Worth, opened in 1937 as part of the WPA.  At boarding gate is Ernest M. Hunt, President, Martha Washington Candies, his grandson Ernest H. Rettig (both dressed in gray). 
  •  Guadalupe Mountains, passing Guadalupe Peak (the highest point in Texas) 
  •  Arrival at El Paso Airport.  Lillian Hunt, wife of Ernest M. Hunt.  Harry & Dorothy Morris of El Paso (daughter and son-in-law of the  Hunts). Ernest H. Rettig and Ernest M. Hunt. 
  •  Parade grounds at Fort Bliss, Texas with Franklin Mountains in the background. 
  •  Downtown El Paso with Juarez, Mexico in the distance. 
  •  Auto trip over Scenic Drive which crosses the Southern tip of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, TX. 
  •  Once a month the public was invited to the Fort Bliss parade grounds to watch the 1st Cavalry Division pass in review. Horse mounted troops, light armored vehicles, trucks and ambulance units participated.  Less than 4 years later, on Feb. 28, 1943, horses were retired from service and the mounted troops were converted to infantry. 
  •  Shots on Robinson Street, and then pans across the arroyo to new Rim Road/University neighborhood developments and the Franklin Mountains. 
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