Texas in Review - Salado (1957)
Donor: Texas Historical Commission
Sound | 1957
Film courtesy Texas Archive of the Moving Image
This clip, originally aired as part of the August 19, 1957 episode of Texas in Review, gives an overview of the historic town of Salado on the eve of a major highway rerouting that would divert traffic away from the community. Framed as an answer to the question "What can be found on the scenic detour of Old Highway 81," the film highlights the towns attractions. Among the sites included are Salado Creek, the Robertson home - a traditional 22-room plantation mansion and grounds, the ruins of Salado College, and the Statecoach Inn.