and Around Rogers An early 1910s silent film in the collections
of the Rogers Historical Museum
The Liberty Film Company produced this silent film around
1912. It features moving images of local residents going
about their daily lives, participating in downtown
activities, as well as working and living in area homes and
buildings. Motion pictures of this era grew in popularity
and many communities supported movie houses or theaters.
Often, films of this type were made and shown to attract
movie-goers with the potential of seeing themselves on the
flickering movie screen. Sarah Fuller of Los Angeles,
California, whose family operated movie theaters in Rogers
during the early twentieth century, donated this film to the
University of Arkansas in the late 1970s. At that time, In
and Around Rogers became part of the collections of the
Rogers Historical Museum as a community resource.
**There is no sound accompanying this video.
Heartland A 1950s film in the collections of the Rogers
In the 1950s, a group of community leaders envisioned the
development of Rogers as a commercial, industrial, and
recreational center in the region. Hubert Musteen, a
well-known Rogers photographer, and Noel Boulware, executive
director of the Rogers Chamber of Commerce, produced the
film in 1954. Recognized as one of the early promotional
materials of Rogers community development activities, the
film captures Rogers at the moment of its great change and
offers a glimpse of "the good life." Scenes of the movie
highlight all that Rogers had to offer to prospective
businesses, residents, and vacationers such as thriving
industrial activity, picturesque homes, modern schools and
hospitals, and recreational facilities.
Please let us know If you recognize people in these movies,
so we can update our records about the film content.
You are free to view these movies under the following
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2. No reproductions shall be permitted. Requests for
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copyright laws, invasion of privacy, or improper or illegal
use that may arise from reproduction of the films.