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Boat races controversy

Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Boats and Boating


A group of people walking down the street with signs and a flag, protesting the speed boat races in their neighborhood, circa 1970s. One sign reads "Barrio Si, Barcos No."


This documentary focuses on the east Austin community's efforts to get the drag boat races, held on Austin's Festival Beach, moved elsewhere. Interviews with representatives of the Austin Boat Club, Austin Chamber of Commerce and El Centro Chicano and footage of Austin City Council meetings.

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