Views of what would become the Astrodome in Houston Texas while under construction in 1964. Aerial shots show the current, open-air stadium of the Houston Colts baseball team (soon to be renamed the Astros) and the new domed stadium being built a short distance away. Announcer notes the structure covers nine and a half acres. Views of the translucent roof. Views of construction crews working inside the unfinished stadium, which at this point has no grass or turf on the playing field and none of the seating installed. Man in hardhat speaks into walkie-talkie. Worker lifts beam on crane. Welder works on pipe.
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
A reenactment of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963 in Dallas in Texas. The reenactment identifies main roads and buildings around the area where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Identifies the major land marks - Elm street, Main street and Houston street, Dealy plaza, Dallas county jail building,Texas school book depository building,Dell Tech smart building . President was shot dead while on his way to Stemmens expressway near Dealy plaza over the Elms street. Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot at the President. fromTexas school book depository building
People enter the Houston Astrodome building in Houston Texas for a college football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston. Huge crowd cheers. North Carolina State wins over Houston with a score of 16-6. Bobby Hall of North Carolina State scores twice for the winning team.
Texas officials at launching of USS Houston (CA-30) (originally designated CL-30) at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Houston's former Mayor, Oscar Holcombe, with bouquet of flowers. She is seen again on a platform, holding the flowers and a bottle of champagne, standing next to Governor Byrd of Virginia, who actually swings the bottle to christen the ship. A formation of U.S. Navy Vought O2U-1 corsair floatplanes is seen flying over U.S. flag in foreground. Large crowd gathered for the ceremony. USS Houston slides down the ways. USS Houston underway in the water.
A diagram of the area where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated shown drawn on a black board . It identifies the Main street, Houstan street, Alms street and the place where Abraham Zapruder was standing. A film shot by Abraham Zapruder is the most complete film of president Kennedy's assassination. A car moves to trace the route taken by Presidential motorcade. Car moves from the Main street towards the right to Houston street and then to Elm street towards the left. The Texas school book depository building from where assassin fired at the President Kennedy is seen. A tree blocked the view of the assassin and as the President's car passed the tree he was shot in the neck from a window towards the far right of the building. The president received the second shot in the head at a distance of 85 feet after the first shot.