AN/FPS-50 Ballistic Missile Early Warning System search radar site at Clear, Alaska with dogs pulling musher on sled in snow in foreground. Musher and dog sled going down trail toward BMES search antenna.
Clip opens with footage of factory workers in an American factory in the early 1900s operating machinery or assembly operations. Next scene shows American workers demonstrating for better working conditions during a time of labor strife. Workers hold a sign that says, "8 hours rest & 8 hours sleep." Next scene shows a family bundled in warm clothing on a cold day, riding on a sled in a winter outdoor area. Their faces look desperate and they appear to be cold. Next brief scene of only a few seconds shows two different bearded Jewish men being helped down or possible pushed down from a stand or stage (the context is not clear). Next scene briefly shows a couple kissing. Next scene shows scenes from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in August 1963. Camera shows crowd assembled on Washington Monument grounds, and also shows marchers with signs such as "We march for higher wages" as they are seen marching in the street. Close-up views of faces of various protestors as they listen to speeches delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the event.
Closeup of Pole Vaulter John Pennel the first man to pole vault over 17 feet (achieving a height of 17 feet ¾ inches, on August 24, 1963, at the Florida Gold Coast AAU meet in Coral Gables). Pennel pole vaults for the benefit of newsreel cameramen, shortly after setting the new record. He runs and plants his fiberglass pole, which bends in a wide arc, before he launches into the air and clears the bar. The vaulting sequence is repeated in slow motion. Pennel wears white shorts and shirt with the number 606 on his back.
Mount McKinley Park in Alaska, United States. A view of the Alaskan ranges including Mt. McKinley and Mt. Mather. Snow covered Alaskan ranges with Lake Eilson in the foreground. Flowers grow on Mt. Eilson. Grayling fish hang from a line with the ends of the line tied to trunk of two trees.
Clear water river at the foot of Mt. McKinley. A man catches Grayling fish from a lake. A lake at the foot of Mt. Eilson. Men at the upper base of Mt. McKinley. A snow covered field with snow accumulated along the mountain slopes. A dog in the field with snow covered mountains ranges in the background.
Whaler "Herman" on a polar expedition in the Diomedes Islands, Alaska. A man tries to catch a seal in a snow covered area. A boat amidst snow. A man clears snow from the area.
The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. An airfield is constructed in ten days on a drained lagoon in Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. A bulldozer clears the land to construct the airfield. Laymen put concrete slabs on a runway. An aircraft lands. A rainbow in the background. An aircraft takes off from the airfield. A group of soldiers on the airfield. An aircraft lands. A medical van moves from the airfield. Casualties are removed from an airplane downed by enemy aircraft. Outdoor memorial services are held for the victims.