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Sneak Peek: Restored Nacogdoches family films from early 1900


POSTED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:08pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:49am

Nacogdoches is known for being the oldest town in Texas, and now that legacy will be better preserved through the "Texas Film Roundup". Through this program, footage from  as early as 1938 will be restored and made into digital copies.

KETK spoke with the Assistant Director, Crystal Hicks, from the Nacogdoches Public Library, who said, "It's a program that's being conducted by the Texas Archive of Moving Image, and they are doing a free digitization program for anybody that has footage of Texas, or anything to do with Texas". More than 300 Nacogdoches residents sent in old footage. Hicks said, "The coolest part about being able to look at the films to see a glimpse in to what this area was like almost 80 years ago".

This is being done in hopes that history will be saved for younger generations. Sofiya Dahman said, "East Texas is quite under-represented, so that will be a great chance for the people from the community to know a little bit more about the history of East Texas". The footage collected ranges from views of the young town, to youngsters themselves. Once complete the final product will be available online, shedding a little light on a city with a big history. While the footage is not yet available, you can view other archived films at: .

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