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El Paso, City by the Rio Grande (1976)

Sun Bowl Association

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  •  Titles and intro - aerial shots of downtown El Paso, overhead views of scenic drive and the Chamizal Theatre 
  •  Marty Robbins singing the famous opening lines of his country western ballad "El Paso" 
  •  Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Tigua Tribe - Traditional Pueblo drumming and dancing at the Tigua Indian Reservation 
  •  The Mission Trail: Ysleta (exterior and interior) and Socorro missions and the San Elizario Presidial Chapel 
  •  Ric Ervin, one of the fastest guns in the west, portrays Marshal Dallas Stoudmire. 
  •  Jim Rowley directed TV's "Barney and Friends" 
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Presented by The Convention and Visitors' Bureau of El Paso, this promotional film imparts the legend of El Paso that began in the 16th century with the early Spanish explorers and continues to the present day (1976). Country Music Hall of Famer Marty Robbins walks around El Paso, guitar in hand, stopping at historically significant sites to tell their story. He also highlights El Paso's cultural, tourist, and natural attractions, such as: The Tigua Indian Reservation, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo; McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre; and year-round trail riding. And of course, one of El Paso's major draws is its immediate proximity to Cuidad Juarez and all that city just over the border has to offer: mariachi, a highly-regarded dog racing track, fine local handicrafts, and bull-fighting.