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The Goodnight-Loving Trail
Donor: Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center
Sound | 1960
Film courtesy Texas Archive of the Moving Image
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Produced by the Humble Oil & Refining Company in cooperation with the Texas Department of Public Safety, this film uses the story of cattlemen Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and their legendary trail to instruct viewers of the importance of highway safety. Travelers now cross these trails on four wheels, with no cattle in tow, but Goodnight's original path from West Texas to Fort Sumner, New Mexico still exists today, in the form of roads and highways.
Read more about the Goodnight-Loving Trail in the Handbook of Texas Online.