Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Texas Series

Filmed entirely on location, this series introduces viewers to a variety of topics about Texas. From the Alamo in downtown San Antonio to the wildflowers throughout the countryside, this engaging series captures the vastness of the Lone Star State's land, people and history. Produced by Chip Taylor (except *.) Programs Click for more

Texas Series Stories 1 & 2:

Texas Series Stories 1 & 2: Missions; Capitol Building

A combined version of 1. San Antonio's Missions and 2. The Texas Capitol Building is available.
1. San Antonio's Missions
"Highly Recommended. The producer did an excellent job of capturing the feeling of a visit to San Antonio's missions; the camera-work is postcard-perfect, capturing the beauty and the atmosphere of solitude of the missions." -VRG Review
San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas, and it's easy to see why. People from all over the country and the world love to browse its famous River Walk, and have fun at Sea World and Six Flags, but the most visited site in the city is the historic Alamo, which was originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, and best remembered as the fortress compound and site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, a pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution where men like James Bowie, William B. Travis and Davie Crockett fought and died for independence from Mexico. This program's concise historical narrative helps create the impression of an actual visit to the missions of San Antonio, which include Mission San Antonio de Valero, as well as Mission San Jose, Mission Espada, Mission Conception, and Mission San Juan, allowing viewers to trace the steps of the Native Americans and Franciscan friars who established these frontier communities. Also available in Spanish
2. The Texas Capitol Building
With a dome that stands 7' taller than the capitol dome in Washington D.C., the Texas capitol building is the largest state capitol building in the US. From paintings and statues of such legends as Stephen Austin and Sam Houston to views of the state's Senate and House, this fact-filled tour is both historical and topical. 00/08DE IJSCA 30 min.

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