United States Army Air Corps Keystone LB-5A drop bombs on a concrete bridge over the Pee Dee River in Albemarle, North Carolina. A bomb strikes a concrete bridge. Water splashes due to the bombing. LB-5A bomber aircraft drop bombs. An explosion on the bridge. Smoke rises due to the explosion. A hit on the bridge. The wrecked bridge.
Presbyterian mission work in the southern appalachian mountain region of Madison County, west of Ashville, North Carolina. Man attaches a skid cart to a horse. A woman climbs in the skid. Man inspects dilapidated buildings. Group of men work at rebuilding and restoring the buildings. One man adjusting a door handle or lock, another man cutting wood with a saw. Storefront of Allanstand Cottage Industries at 16 College Street, Ashville, North Carolina, originally founded by Frances Goodrich. Sign "Allanstand" over the entrance way and the words "Blue Ridge" seen above that. Sign in a window under an awning, "Allanstand - Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild" (which later became the Southern Highland Craft Guild). 1930s era car parked out front of the shop. Pedestrians pass by on the sidewalk in front of the Allanstand Craft Shop. Bearded man rebuilding a stone post beside a driveway or road, with a farm and cows in the background. Another man in business clothing looks on.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
Depicts services of the mission church in the southern appalachians led by Lutheran missionary Kenneth G. Killinger. Map depicting growth of churches in southern Virginia and northern Tennessee and North Carolina, also the Konnarock Training School, and the Iron Mountain Boys' School. View of Killinger driving on mountain roads, into a more rural area, crossing a primitive footbridge and visiting a sick girl in a rural mountain home of Smyth County. He offers to take her to his health clinic since no doctors are local. He carries the girl out to the 1930s sedan that is waiting. View of the girl being carried into the clinic, (possibly located in Smyth County on the Killinger farm in the Mill Stone area, north of Attaway. Possibly the nurse standing by is Ms. M.L. Crosby). The girl smiling in bed in the clinic. Image of a $100 bank check drawn on the First National Bank of Zanesville Ohio. It is made out to the Killinger Mountain Clinic Fund and signed by The Luther League Synod of Ohio.
Footage of former U.S. President William Howard Taft, recently retired the week before as Chief Justice of the United States. Exterior view of the Taft house in Washington DC at 2215 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington DC. (A Georgian Revival style house built in 1904 and purchased by Taft from Congressman Alvin Fuller. It later was the home of the Embassy of Syria in Washington DC). Car out front. Taft is returning from Asheville North Carolina to Washington DC, as he has fallen ill. William Howard Taft is taken out of a car by a few men. The men assist William Taft in walking into his house. (Taft died in the home a month later on March 9, 1930).
Man rides horse on dirt road in the southern Appalchian Mountains of western North Carolina or eastern Tennessee. 1930s era car drives past. Group of men working at a slate quarry. Using large sledge hammers, they hammer wedges into crevices and pry up large pieces of slate. A man puts a piece of slate into position for a building project.