The Northern Pacific Railroad Overland Express arrives at Helena, Montana. A number of persons are waiting on the station platform, and a baggage wagon is seen. Behind the steam locomotive of the arriving train are four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and Pullmans. Passengers get on and off, and baggage and articles are loaded and unloaded. ( Edison Company film, copyrighted April 4,1900, but believed to be actually filmed about July 1897, when much attention was focused on the Klondike Gold Rush and capabilities of railroads in the Northwestern U.S.)
Earthquake in the city of Helena, Montana. Devastated buildings after earthquake. Damaged buildings falling to the ground. Citizens view demolished buildings. People take injured person on bed. A damaged childrens orphanage in Helena Montana. Change to aerial view of New York City on Manhattan Island which also felt minor earthquake tremor activity. View of a crack in a building caused by tremor. From UN newsreel 25 year retrospective, dated October 27, 1960.
Earthquake in Helena, Montana. Number of tremors shakes Helena, Montana. Buildings destroyed with debris all around. Homeless children take shelter under a roof. Three children sleep on bed.
Library of Congress Slate states that this Edison film of July 31, 1897, was restored in 1996, from the Paper Print Collection. The scene is named: Waterfall in the Catskills. It depicts Haines' Falls in the Catskill Mountains, New York. (Filmed by Edison Company, June 1897, and copyrighted July 31, 1897)
A large welcoming crowd gathered at Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, United States. U.S. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon disembark from a plane and wave the crowd. Press photographers with cameras and equipment cover the event. Supporters raise banners and placards for Nixon. Large sign, "Welcome to Flathead Valley President and Mrs. Nixon" on the terminal. A high school marching band in red uniforms plays. President Nixon addresses the crowd and is flanked by Mike Mansfield, the Majority Leader of the Senate, Montana Governor Forrest Anderson, Congressman Dick Shoup, Congressman John Melcher. Former Montana Governor Hugo Aronson is also present. Views of the excited crowd as the elected officials make their way through the crowd shaking hands.
History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.