Work in progress at the famous mountain memorial, Mount Rushmore. Blasting takes place with emergence of large amount of smoke and dust. Face of George Washington appears on the mountain. Workers with safety ropes giving a finishing touch to the face. People at a distance discuss the progress of the work. Huts are seen over top of the mountain.
Construction of Mount Rushmore National Memorial outside Keystone, South Dakota, designed by Gutzon Borglum. Face of George Washington emerging on mountain. Workers hang down to carve out fine facial features. Blasts are carried out in the mountain. Smoke and dust erupt as the mountain is blasted. Rock and particulate matter falls from the blasted part.
A Chinese caravan sponsored by Wally Byam Caravan Club visits the United States for the purpose of understanding and goodwill between the people of the U.S. and China. Animated map of the United States. A view of a city. A man gives a signal. An airstream trailer parked. A band plays music. People crowd in large numbers. A Chinese man arrives in a trailer. People on a road click pictures. He gets off from the trailer. The Chinese man speaks. The Americans shake hands with the Chinese people who arrive in the trailer. The Americans crowd and take pictures. An American man talks. Another Chinese man speaks. The trailers parked in the background. The Chinese flag and the American flag on a trailer. Two men talk. Chinese men seated in chairs. A man clicks a picture of a Chinese family. A Chinese woman. The Chinese people look at Mount Rushmore. People take pictures. A Chinese man speaks and a trailer in the background.
General Hugh L. Scott seated on a chair demonstrates Indian sign language. General Scott demonstrates a sign for White River (South Dakota).
Scenes of U.S. Strategic Air Command Minuteman Missile Security Police at work in missile bases at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls. Montans, Minot AFB, North Dakota, Elsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota, Francis E. Warren AFB. Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. An armed Air Force Security policeman walks past a parked B-52 bomber. Air Force film "Missile Guardians, SAC's Minutemen Security Police." Animated description of Missile Control Facilities. Missile Combat Officer opens 8 ton blast resistant door of facility. Interior of Launch Center with Officer at duty station. Safe (Red) containing missile launch keys. View of missile location, showing fence and intrusion detection radar antenna. Access cover, above missile, with seismic alarm system and combination lock. Security Police Controller in his office. Security alert team is summoned to respond to intrusion alarm. (Note: Narrated by Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem)
Cleaning up after a serious flood in Rapid City South Dakota. Trucks parked outside a building in Rapid City, South Dakota. More trucks and bulldozers parked along dirt road. Traffic starting to appear on roads again.