Construction of the Hoover Dam in the United States. Civil engineers at the dam site. Views of dam site, and reclamation engineers rush towards the dam site for investigation. Engineers remove rock by placing dynamite. The construction underway. Explosions rise. Views of four diversion tunnels, two on each side (the Nevada side and Arizona side). Front end loader remove dirt and load onto dump truck. Engineers wok in the tunnel. Engineers climb rope suspended from the canyon wall. In November 1932, the Colorado river is diverted. Trucks carry construction material and engineers at work during construction of the dam. Clip is from a production narrated in 1962.
Various dams on Colorado River in the United States, primarily serving California. Parker Dam is at a point 155 miles (250 km) downstream of Hoover Dam. View of the dam. Power plant of the Parker Dam. Canal that provides industrial supplies. Views of Parker Dam, Imperial Dam, Palo Verde Diversion Dam, Hoover Dam and Morelos Dam showing their canals system. Views of the Colorado River.
A film 'The Story of Hoover Dam' shows how proposal of the dam is passed in the United States. A sign reads 'A Modern Civil Engineering Wonder of The United States'. Aerial view of the Hoover Dam. Automobile traffic across the top of the dam. Architecture of the dam. People enter onto dam to see reclamation project and listen to the story of Hoover Dam. View of Black Canyon. Animated map of geographical climate of the Colorado River. Views of mountains and flooded water. Dried crops and bare trees due to raging waters of the river. A wind mill seen. Proposal of construction of Hoover Dam comes in the House of Representatives of U.S. Capitol for Congressional approval to regulate and control the Colorado River, in 1928. President Herbert Hoover in his office in White House, signs the bill of appropriation of construction.
Graduation ceremony of military recruits in the United States. A large number of midshipmen seated in a building in Annapolis, Maryland. They receive their graduation degrees. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth does the honors. A crowd applauds and cheers. U.S. Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson awards degrees to air force personnel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Johnson on a reviewing stand. The cadets at West Point in New York receive their degrees from President John F Kennedy. Kennedy addresses them. The cadets cheer and applaud.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
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.