President Calvin Coolidge prepares to ride a horse in Black Hills, South Dakota. President Coolidge, wearing a wide brimmed western cowboy hat, and other men ride horses through Black Hills. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum receives drills from President Coolidge for use in carving Mount Rushmore figures. Men in the background. Mount Rushmore where figures of four Presidents will be carved. An American flag flies atop the mountain where the carving will begin for the new national monument featuring the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.
View of the Crazy Horse Memorial, a colossal sculpture in situ, located in Thunderhead Mountain, in the Black HIlls of South Dakota, United States. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski with his five sons working on the project. He sculpts a model of Chief Crazy Horse known as the Crazy Horse Memorial and he describes the project, including how he declined offers of U.S. government funds for the project. The in-progress sculpted model is of the Oglala Lakota Indian Chief Crazy Horse riding on a horse. A studio down the hill. Korczak Ziolkowski and his sons drill with drilling machine on rock. Dynamite explosion on the rock face. Ziolkowski poses for a photograph in front of a model of the Crazy Horse Memorial with his family.
The entire ship's company is seen assembling on the deck of a South Dakota class battleship (possibly the USS Indiana) during World War 2. Her 16-inch guns,in a triple turret,loom over the assemblage. (The gun barrels appear to have bronze collars around their bases.) A variety of other vessels, including U.S. warships, are anchored in the background. The location is somewhere in the Pacific. The Navy Captain, assuming command of the ship, and an Admiral step upon a platform, followed by the Captain,being relieved of command, who salutes the Admiral, and steps back. The Admiral addresses the assemblage. Then the Captain assuming command, reads his orders. A cloud of black smoke appears momentarily in the background. Camera pans to Gun turret and ship's superstructure above heads of the sailors. The Admiral and two Captains join the ship's company in saluting (perhaps as national anthem is played). Scene shifts to two Navy officers wearing garrison caps, posing on the ship, and shaking hands. Waters of a bay and hills are in background. Camera then shows the new ship's Captain and the Admiral walking past some of the ship's officers, as the ceremony is ended.
View of Badlands with two men standing at hill side. Native American Indian families at a camp site can be seen. An Indian family in horse cart stands at crowded market. Crowded town square where Native Indians wearing traditional Indian Headdresses gather along with town folks for some ceremonial ritual.Shows Camp site with numerous tents and some parked vehicles.1920.
Relief activities after flood in Rapid City, South Dakota.HUD (Housing and Urban Development) mobile trailer park in Rapid City. Sign reads 'Rapid City Mt Rushmore'. Mobile homes in the background. Trucks parked outside a mobile home. Many mobile homes in area. Hillocks in the background. Traffic along road. Roads leading to hills.HUD (Housing and Urban Development) mobile trailer park in Rapid City. Sign reads 'Rapid City Mt Rushmore'. Mobile homes in the background. Trucks parked outside a mobile home. Many mobile homes in area. Hillocks in the background. Traffic along road. Roads leading to hills.
Segment of U.S. Army public information television program called, "The Big Picture." Army cameraman records firing of a Nike missile. Atomic cannon fires shell creating atomic explosion and classic mushroom cloud. Army troops exit Sikorsky YH-19 helicopters. Infantrymen climb a hill while firing rifles in unison. Animated rotating world globe. Sergeant Stuart Queen emphasizes that, in spite of new weapon systems, the individual soldier is the essential element of the Army. Technicians in missile launch control blockhouse observe launch of a missile from steel tower. View from inside the structure of missile rising, and then of smoke as it heads skyward. Radar units and cameras tracking the missile. Views from a missile, of the ground below, as it accelerates upwards. More tracking cameras. A Matador missile being launched. A Viking missile being launched. Test of anti-aircraft missile launched horizontally, striking nearby target with explosion. A thermonuclear weapon test explosion. A Corporal missile being launched. Sophisticated electronic tracking equipment employed at desert test site. Convair experimental XFY Pogo seen in vertical takeoff during trials. Anti-aircraft missile, fired from Navy ship, strikes drone target aircraft, which falls in flames. Technician stands before a virtual wall of electronic equipment. Army Signal Corps television cameraman captures field maneuvers of Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVTs) and an M4 Sherman tank. A High-flying warplane fires an air-to-air missile destroying a drone aircraft target that falls in flames. Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. America's top military leaders sit around a table. At the head, is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Arthur William Radford. To his right are: General Nathan F. Twining, USAF, and Admiral Robert B. Carney, Chief of Naval Operations (back to camera). To Radford's left are General Lyman Lemnitzer, Army chief of Staff, and General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Commandant of the Marine Corps. Views of U.S. Navy warships firing heavy guns. A South Dakota Class Battleship firing her 16-inch guns. Navy aircraft being catapulted from the USS Ranger (CV-61). Gun camera view from aircraft firing guns. A USAF B-52 bomber in flight. Bombs falling from open bomb bay of bomber in flight and carpeting the ground with explosions. Low flying USAF aircraft demonstrating ground-support bombing techniques, dropping napalm and explosive bombs.