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World Premier of Documentary Debuts at Historic Gem Theatre

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World Premier of Documentary Debuts at Historic Gem Theatre


Make plans to attend the premier showing of the documentary video Hamblen Drive: From Buffalo Trail to State Highway at the historic Gem Theatre in Claude, Texas, on November 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following.

The Hamblen Drive documentary is another historical production by Neal Odom, who is an owner of PBD Production (Pioneer Business Development, LLC). Both Neal and Plains Trail Board President, Vicki Hamblen, grew up in Happy, Texas, and both of their great-grandfathers, who were also friends, were early pioneer settlers in the Texas Panhandle. The documentary covers many aspects of the history and heritage of the road crossing the Palo Duro Canyon and the early life of those who settled the High Plains. “I think most people will be surprised by some of the information revealed in this documentary,” says Neal Odom.

The Armstrong County Museum will also be hosting an exhibit to compliment the documentary with items pertaining to the heritage of the building of the road and Hamblen family. “My hope is that this documentary and exhibit inspires travelers and visitors who use the historic highway to realize the dream that came to fruition by perseverance and determination of this area’s pioneering spirit,” says Vicki Hamblen.

A reception immediately following the premiere will be held in the art gallery of the Armstrong County Museum adjacent to the Gem Theatre where Ms. Hamblen and Mr. Odom will be greeting attendees.

For more information visit:

Gem Theatre
120 Trice St.
Claude, TX 79019

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