Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.
A film about missile launches at Cape Canaveral, Florida. A model of Titan III, a United States Air Force space booster. Titan III launch facilities under construction. Atlas missile on a transport being backed up a ramp to a pad. The missile being prepared for launch by 6555th Aerospace Test Wing personnel and research package is placed in a scientific passenger pod. Atlas 134F with CS-IFT nose cone. Military and civilian personnel observe the launch of the missile on 1st March, 1963. A minuteman transporter arrives at the launch pad.
A film about missile launches at Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6555th Aerospace Test Wing personnel talk. A person directs a minuteman transporter. The transporter erector being moved. The missile being lowered in a silo. Personnel around the missile. A blockhouse silhouetted against rising sun. An LGM-30 Minuteman, a United States nuclear missile, launched at night on 16th July, 1963. The missile blows up and flaming debris falls. The personnel work at consoles checking books and a telemetry tape in the blockhouse. The launch and the destruction of a Polaris missile. The pieces fall into an ocean.
A film about missile launches at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Aerial view of a submarine in a harbor. The USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) underway. Three United States Navy officers talk. USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) submarine underway. The launch of a Polaris missile on 26th October, 1963. A navy man speaks into a microphone.
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.
The 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants of the 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest pose and walk on the ramp. An audience watch the beauty contest. A panel of judges give remarks. Miss Ohio Lass, Jacquelyn Mayer receives the title of 'Miss America -1963'. Jacquelyn Mayer is crowned. Photographers take photos. On the next day, Jacquelyn Mayer smiles and waves.