South Padre Island 1960 travel film From State Archives

Near the Cameron-Willacy County Line on South Padre Island.

Near the Cameron-Willacy County Line on South Padre Island.

 

This short film is equal parts tourism advertisement for San Padre Island and traffic safety film. Mixing stories of young couples at the beach with the amusingly annotated history of  San Padre Island, the film presents this popular travel destination as a fun and exciting retreat. Intermingled with shots of beautiful horizons and sandy beaches is a message about the importance of highway safety and the duties of the island’s beach patrol. A short message from Homer Garrison, Jr., Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, concludes the film.

http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php?title=Padre_Island&p=video1&b=0&e=350

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