Parmer Leroy Miller, 1930, 16mm, b&w, silent, 26:24
Shown at Residence Motion picture Working day Portland, Oregon

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Movie courtesy of Thomas Matlock
Copyright Thomas Matlock
Thanks to: Matthew Cowan, Tom Matlock

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About the Movie

Parmer Miller of Kibbie, Illinois, and Roosevelt Boyd of Yale, Illinois, married in 1920. Like so many in that 10 years, they moved with loved ones to Southern California in 1923, the place Parmer uncovered work at Typical Oil’s Athens Gasoline Plant. They lived in Compton. Parmer also constructed and offered homes until 1931, when they moved to a farm in the vicinity of Albany, Oregon. He constructed homes in Albany until his dying in 1963 Roose handed in 1984. Quite a few of their descendants nevertheless reside in Oregon and Washington.

This film depicts their 1930 trip back again to Illinois with their youthful daughters to take a look at loved ones, good friends and former neighbors in Crawford and Yale Counties. It starts at their Compton property they board Union Pacific’s Metropolis of Los Angeles, from which we see the Great Salt Lake and the Cheyenne, WY depot. They boarded the Wabash Railroad at Omaha, as they crossed the Initially Wabash Bridge over the Missouri River at St. Charles and then the Mississippi at St. Louis, the place they most likely boarded the Pennsylvania Railroad to Effingham. Parmer’s brother Millard and Roose’s sister Fern meet them upon arrival.

The film continues with Parmer at his brother’s farm in Kibbie, and then a pleasant shot of downtown Yale. A loved ones meal with Roose’s mom, Nettie English Boyd, and her brothers follows, additionally a lot of farm pleasurable for the children. A number of loved ones teams are revealed, as is the Miller Brothers Band. They are regarded to have performed well known tracks of the time these kinds of as individuals recorded by Vernon Dalhart. Burl Ives was lifted in the vicinity of Kibbie, and was a friend of the Miller Brothers. A lot more neighbors and good friends are viewed, as effectively as the oil fields and a effectively fireplace, and then the film finishes with the coach experience back again to California.

Parmer savored creating property movies from 1930 until his dying. He also created property audio recordings on wire, acetate and tape. His sons and son-in-regulation ongoing to make loved ones property movies until the advent of videotape.

Movie submitted by Thomas Matlock, grandson of Parmer Miller. Experience no cost to make contact with me with thoughts or feedback,


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