Rare film of Nacogdoches found from 1938

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POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 2:56pm

A piece of Nacogdoches history has found its way back home. It is a full-length, professionally produced movie of life in Nacogdoches in 1938.

Almost 50 years ago the Assistant Principal at Nacogdoches High School picked up some film lying in a trash pile.

"I noticed that there was a roll of a tape. When I looked at it, it said Nacogdoches 1938," said Ervin DuBose, the man who rescued the film. "of course, it was in the bin to be thrown away so I just picked it up then I got to thinking about it and I said well you know this might be something that people could enjoy seeing."

Now, this 75-year-old film has finally been brought home to Nacogdoches, where it belongs; giving this small town a glimpse into their past.

"We were taken back in time, because it's a true representation of Nacogdoches in 1938," said Brad Maule from the Stephen F. Austin Cinematography school. "It's a lot of downtown which has changed so radically but you can see landmarks, where Godtel is, is where the Redlands Hotel used to be."

And while some questions remain, like you made it or why, the people of Nacogdoches are just happy to have this reel of memories.

For more information:

nacogdochesfilmfestival.com
 

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