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.
Opening slate of August 1950 newsreel refers to Seesaw battle on beachhead. It shows several U.S. soldiers manning a 105mm howitzer field piece on sandy ground beside a steep hill. A small American flag marks their position. Scene shifts to a bivouac area of large tents and vehicles on flat ground. A body of water and higher ground is seen in the background. Next, an American flag flutters in the breeze, on a makeshift flagpole, atop a hill, where several soldiers are maintaining a lookout. A large radio antenna is installed on the hill. Back down on the flat land, American troops are breaking camp, pulling down the large tents. At Pohang Air Base (K-3) American troops are pulling down tents and packing up to leave. A C-46 transport plane sits nearby and a C-47 transport is in the background. Troops burn papers in 55-gallon drums. Troops load Army trucks with tents and equipment. Aerial glimpse of the area showing high hills surrounding it. View from a farm field where farmers are working, as four USAF F-80C jet fighter planes take off from the nearby airfield. View from aircraft flying above, as an F-80 attacks a ground target. Gun camera view of American aircraft strafing an installation at the base of a mountain. Explosions from striking rounds. Pilot pulls up abruptly to avoid the mountain. Gun camera view of rockets being fired from attacking aircraft on lines of communication, including rail and port facilities. Fires and smoke from the attacks. A strafing attack against a moving railroad train. The aircraft passes through heavy black smoke as the pilot breaks off the attack. Two views from aircraft making low passes over a major fire at a port facility. Both times the aircraft barely skirts heavy billowing black clouds. A line of white smoke arising from ground targets. Change of scene to the beach area shown at opening of the film, where an American gun crew is firing an M-101 105mm howitzer field piece, viewed from several angles. Change of scene shows U.S. troops working their way carefully along a mountain road in the Pusan Perimeter. Two soldiers run back from the front of the column. Troops pausing while staying close to the mountainside. Suddenly, a shell bursts just a short distance fron them, raising dense black smoke. Soldiers run across the road to seek protection close to the mountain. American soldiers moving carefully behind a parked M8 light armored car. Various vies of American soldiers operating in the mountainous area. Glimpse of fallen North Korean soldiers in the brush and foliage. American troops display a captured North Korean flag. South Korean soldiers on sentry duty outside fortified compound. Armed South Korean soldiers escort two ambulatory wounded North Korean prisoners. Wounded American soldier on a stretcher, being removed from a Sikorsky H-5 helicopter, at an airfield and being carried toward the aircraft flight line.