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Texas Centennial Highlights (1936)
State Fair of Texas
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1936 |
 B/W 
| English
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  • Highlights
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt opens the film, calling Texas "100 years young!"
    General Electric's House of Magic
    Govenor Richard W. Leche of Louisiana
    Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes raises the Lone Star Flag of Texas
    Animatronic dinosaurs
    The aquarium
    The Department of Labor's "Mechanical Man" that can "do anything, except vote the Republican ticket."
    Texas auto industry exhibits
    All the grown-ups crowding out the kiddies
    Citrus trees imported from the Rio Grande Valley and a band, Jose Manzanares and his South Americans, play at the open air band shell!
    The Midway!
    The Rocket Speedway
    The Paris Exhibit with "plenty of curves"
    "Paris Peggy" Hahn at the Streets of Paris exhibit, a controversial show due to the amount of public nudity
    "Midget City"
    Streets of All Nations
    The Parasol Dance
    Corinne the Apple Dancer
    The Black Forest with ice skaters "even on the hottest days of the year."
    The Texas Centennial Exposition at night
    President FDR speaks again