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Thursday, June 05, 2014

VIDEO: Houston newsreel video from the 1940s to 1960s

Houston, the Astrodome, The Texas Medical Center and NASA preserved in time on film from the 1940s to the 1960s

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History buffs will like the fact that the newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 of its historic films to YouTube...and Houston, Texas is represented! But based on the number of video views the Houston related videos have so far on the site, I am pretty much debuting them to the world here.

You will see film of Houston and Galveston from the 1940s. Then skip ahead to the 1960s for footage of the Astrodome, The Texas Medical Center and NASA (however NASA is sometimes referred to as the Manned Spacecraft Center).

Some of the footage is of actual news reports, while others will be the raw footage that would later become the story.

Changing Face Of American Cities - Houston (1963)

Houston, Texas (1966)

New Domed Stadium In Houston (1964)

Houston Welcomes Astronauts (1962)
- Houston Welcomes Welcomes Astronaut Schirra (1960-1969)
- Royal Salesman - Technicolor (1966)
- Selected Originals - Us Space Setback (1965)

Muhammad Ali vs Army in Houston (1967)
Recent Houston Chronicle coverage remembering this event
Muhammad Ali made headlines for refusing to be drafted into the U.S. Army

Indoor Rodeo (1966)

Duke Of Windsor Goes Into Methodist Hospital (1964)

Hop Girl Queen Dublin Issue in Galveston (1942)

Folly's Foley's Department Store (1947)

- Brothers Hunted For Slaying Six Met Doom in Houston
- "Liberty Bell" Replica Dedicated
- Tanker Ablaze (1959)

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