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Tell Us Your Story

In 2009 the City of La Porte’s Main Street department started a program called Tell Us Your Story, where we invited long-time residents of La Porte to tell us their stories of what they remember about La Porte’s early days.

The program was designed to inform the public and the citizens of La Porte about the city’s history, and we hope that it serves the additional purposes of involving the La Porte community in telling La Porte’s story to the public, generating interest in Main Street, and reminding business owners and the public of the importance of preserving the historic integrity of our community.

The result of that program was this video production. The video was a culmination of a series of lengthy interviews with ten La Porte citizens who responded to our call for stories and who agreed to tell their stories on tape. Their on-camera stories are interspersed with a running voiceover narration and photographs and video illustrating La Porte’s history.

Tell Us Your Story was edited and produced by Tim Godwin and it was written, narrated and produced by Stacey Osborne. It was nominated for a 2010 Lone Star Emmy Award.

The reproduction or re-posting of this video is strictly prohibited, unless the express written permission of the City of La Porte is first acquired.