Mostly reenactment footage showing how post-civil war Industrialization leads to a market surplus in United States giving a boost to commerce. (Film made in 1961) Development of communication system, system of sending mails by horsemen. Telegraph poles and cables set up. Construction of Transcontinental railroad tracks to develop a vast transport network. Sketches of men laying telegraph cable across Atlantic to set up link between east and west. Expansion of petroleum industry: Dramatization of an oil well "gusher" as it gushes oil upward and excited well workers celebrate. Following scene is of actual oil wells gushing and a field of oil wells and derricks in place.
Aerospace Force Communication Electronics. A civilian defense worker at a desk speaks over phone at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Defense Center in Colorado, United States. He keeps the receiver down and works on a console in front of him. He answers a phone call.
Christmas time advertisement for U.S. Savings Bonds. Interior of a house decorated for Christmas, with Christmas tree and toy train running on a table. Actress Donna Reed walks to the table, stops the train and holds up a December 1958 U.S. Savings Bond. She speaks about the Savings Bond, places it on a toy train car, and starts the train. As the train moves along the track, it passes signs reflecting successive passing time increments: Dec 1961 (three years), Dec 1964 (3 more years), and Aug 1968 (3 more years and 8 months). By staying on track to maturity, the bond is worth much more. Donna Reed notes this and suggests Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift. She closes by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. (Note: The original maturity period for a Series E Bond was 10 years. But the U.S. Government reduced it to 9 years and 8 months, in 1952. That revised maturity period is reflected in this advertisement.) (Additional note: The trains are by Lionel, and include "The General" locomotive, a New York Central boxcar, a Lionel flatcar, and Lionel Lines caboose.)
An American football match between Oklahoma Sooners and Colorado Buffaloes in the United States. The spectators seated in a stand. Players on the ground and the match starts. The spectators cheer the teams. Buffaloes win the match against Sooners by 22-14.
Boy Scout Jamboree get-together in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Views of boy scout jamboree with tents at Colorado Springs. Flags of different nations are raised. Boy Scouts from all over the world assemble for the BSA's 5th National jamboree and 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America scouting movement. Giant cake for the ceremony. Boy Scouts get patches from a box. Sign: 'Choccolocco Council, Troop 53'. Boys erect the tents. Views of Colorado Springs surrounding mountains with various flags. Mountains in the background.
Excavation of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) combat operation center (COC) at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado, United States. NORAD COC at Ent Air Force Base. Trees in the foreground. Stimulated atomic blast. Official opens work operation on the new NORAD COC. Spectators seated. View of mountain. Flags flutter in wind from flagpole. Artwork depicts passageways and three level building in hardsite. General Laurence S Kuter,NORAD Commander in Chief and Lieutenant General Robert M Lee,ADC Commander presses a button and activates charge on side of the mountain.