The Washita River overflows its banks during floods in Clinton, Oklahoma. Railway track submerges in water. Men stand on remains of railroad, that had been destroyed, and survey damage. Others stand knee deep in flood waters surveying the damage.
The Washita River overflows its banks during floods in Clinton, Oklahoma. Floods make highways impassable, wreck hundreds of homes and cause damage. At Chippewa Falls in Wisconsin, Duncan Creek goes on rampage, wreaks great havoc.
The world struggle for oil is depicted. Use of components of oil in homes and in railroads in the United States is shown. A dramatization shows the effect of a kerosene lamp on social life. A woman seated in a chair near a table in a room. A kerosene lamp in a corner. A man opens the door of the room and walks in. The woman gets up and welcomes the man. They both walk to a seat and sit down. Another woman enters the room. The man stands to greet her. She increases the light of the lamp and then leaves the room. The man decreases the light of the lamp. The man and the woman talk. The 1893 replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton steam locomotive is shown in operation with its three carriage train, in New York City. The DeWitt Clinton was the first railroad locomotive to operate on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in New York. The reproduction seen here was built in 1893 by the New York Central Railroad for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This footage was shot on July 17, 1921 when the DeWitt Clinton train was preparing for a trip to another exposition in Chicago. On this day it ran several times from 96th to 116th streets in New York City. New York Central employees are seen on the drain, dressed as passengers would have been in 1831. This replica was later displayed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and is is now on display at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn Michigan. It was acquired by Henry Ford in 1934, in an agreement with the New York Central that it would continue to travel to events on occasion.
Henry Ford is seen standing beside his Ford Quadricycle, outside of his Bagley Avenue workshop building. Next scene shows Ford seated in the quadricycle, the first vehicle he built. Henry Ford standing in discussion with another man and looking at the rear of a Ford vehicle, with Henry Ford pointing at part of the car. The two men then walk past a line of various Ford cars representing many model years, all parked in front of the then recently restored Clinton Inn (formerly Eagle Tavern) at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Final scene shows Henry Ford again seated in his quadricycle.
Salvage operations for U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. Salvage holds in overturned hull of U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma (BB-37). A diver wearing mask goes under compartment. Men work on hull of USS Oklahoma. Gasoline drums are hoisted by a crane. Men work on hull of USS Oklahoma.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.