U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz tour the US-Mexican Dam known as Lake Amistad Dam, and the International Bridge between Del Rio Texas and Ciudad Acuna Mexico. View of the dam and International Bridge. Dignitaries at the dam site exchange greetings and talk. President Johnson at the podium in Ciudad Acuna addresses Mexican people. President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz claps in the background. High altitude view of the dam under construction
U.S. President Dwight D Eienhower in a car with Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos during his visit to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, just over the Rio Grande river from Del Rio, Texas. Banners on streets. President Eisenhower stands in a balcony and waves to people. The flags of Mexico and America. President Eisenhower receives a popular ovation on announcement of an international dam to be built by both countries nearby (The Amistad Dam on the Amistad Reservoir). President is presented with the keys to the city. Large crowd.
Flags of America, England and others wave in breeze. Fighter aircraft fly high overhead in sky. A NATO warship in sea. Combined NATO forces march together carrying various flags. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile or rocket ready for launch with emblem of U.S. Air Force on side. A B-52 high in sky with contrails behind. Crowd of American men, women and children in 1960's fashions looking upward at the sky. Night view of New York city. Arc de Triomphe in Paris seen with early 1960's cars passing by. Scene of the elaborately tiled library building with tile murals by Juan O'Gorman, at the University of Mexico in Mexico City (Biblioteca Central at the Ciudad Universitaria Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM). College students seated outside the library building. Farmer with two oxen yoked doing work. Men shoveling and moving material in wheel barrows perhaps in Latin America. Scene of a fair in India tents, vendors, and a small Ferris wheel ride. American children going round and round on a hand powered playground carousel.
From movie "La Ciudad" (The City). Credited to Pare Lorentz. Opening credits text in Spanish. A reenactment of 18th Century life in American New England village. Reflections in water. Water gushing over an old water wheel at a mill. A sign over a structure reads 'Sias Farm 1791'. Old covered bridge spans river and waterfalls. Boys skinny dip swim naked in lake. Farmer drives a horse- drawn wagon on a path. Boy lying down in the wagon with head resting on a gunny sack next to a barrel of apples. Boy looks up at clouds overhead, daydreaming. Engraved granite milestone points to "Shirley" 3 miles and to "Shirley Village" 4 miles, the opposite way. Boy jumps off wagon as it enters village. Wagon stops at blacksmith shop, where farmer and blacksmith unload a damaged wheel as two boys and an old man watch.Blacksmith and farmer use hand-operated rollers to true-up broken iron strap from wheel. Old woman doing needle work. Young woman working on a loom. Man weaving a basket. Water wheel turning in water. View, inside mill, shows millstone, turning,as miller grinds corn.
Farmers harvesting grain with scythes. White Wooden church with steeple.Graveyard with old gravestones.One reads: "Mary Day,died March 18, 1829,Aged 43." Blacksmith, at forge, repairing broken iron strap for wheel.
A film includes panoramic views of the Western United States and accounts of trade caravans moving towards Santa Fe, New Mexico from Missouri in 1821. Panoramic views of mountainous terrain, rivers, trees and rocky hills of the Western United States and the Santa Fe Trail. Exteriors of Pueblo houses in Santa Fe. Chili peppers drying on a wall. Several adobe-brick houses. Interiors of an adobe house showing furnishes, silver coins, ironware and blankets of early times. An adobe church in Santa Fe. Interiors of the church showing the oldest reredos.
A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.