Animated map shows the location of the Watauga Mission efforts of the Lutheran Church, near Boone, North Carolina. View of the Reverand J.A. Yount ascending stairs of one of the seven churches in the Watauga Mission area, which are served by the Board of American Missions. Pastor J.A. Yount preaching at the pulpit of the church, with the altar in the background. Cora Pearl Jeffcoat organizes Bible Schools, Missionary Societies, Light Brigades within the Watauga Mission. Children seated outside a church receive education from Cora Pearl Jeffcoat. Sign reads 'Clark Creek Camp', one of the camps organized by "Miss Cory." Teenage girls at a camp gather on the porch of a simple wooden home. The girls read together, sitting on a rock, and then set a cooking fire outdoors, cook food, and then wash dishes at a raised basin.
Appalachian men and women make handcrafts for sale, with assistance from Watauga Industries, part of the Watauga Mission of the Lutheran Church, near Boone, North Carolina. Mr. H.C. Ford, of the mission visits appalachian carpenters who are building handmade chairs. View of a carpenter planing wood for a chair and shaving wood from a cylinder part of the chair. A completed chair and bench. An elderly woman separating cotton fibers using two wired brushes, then weaving the cotton into a blanket at a hand and foot operated loom. Two women holding up the finished blanket. Mr. H.C. Ford brings money to one of the carpenters, earned from the sale of chairs.
Nurse Amy Louise Fisher arrives at Watauga Mission in the southern Appalachian Mountains near Boone, North Carolina. In her car she passes a man leading an ox that is drawing a loaded wooden sled or skid behind it. Children and parents outside a church, part of the Watauga Mission sponsored by the Lutheran Church. Toddler weighed on scale by Nurse Fisher. Nurse Fisher gives vaccination injection to toddler. She makes a house visit to see a newborn. Miss Fisher assits a mother bathing her little baby. A dentist, coordinated by Nurse Fisher, holds a "party" offering tooth extraction services. Appalachian men and women take turns sitting on a chair on a wooden porch and having teeth extracted. View of the dentist's various instruments laid out on a table. View of a woman having her tooth extracted by the dentist.
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.
Wright brothers being honored after 31 years of the invention of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. U.S. planes go aloft on anniversary. An Army airship in flight over the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and a wreath being dropped from the airship. Two wreaths at the front of the Wright Memorial. The engraved name plate "Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright" on side of memorial. Orville Wright standing beside the memorial. Several men turn an early Wright pusher aircraft to the left. Wright pusher aircraft engine, running. Wright pusher aircraft takes off and flies. Formation of P-12s in flight over New York City. P-26s in flight. The first three aircraft peel off. A formation of P-l2s in flight to the right in the background. Formation of P-l2s in flight.
A farmer stands by his new 1934 Chevrolet automobile, watching.as several negro men plow his field using horse-drawn plows. The farmer talks with one of the workers, while others continue plowing.