Indiana Society of Chicago organize various events annually in Lake Forest Illinois Chicago. Participants enjoy rooster derby and balloon race. Cartoonist John T McCutcheon with his wife and son John plant the tree. Author Robert Sidney Smith, creator of Andy Gump, runs a foot race. Man and a woman with a rooster.
A film 'Nature's Classics' shows various landscapes in the United States. Views of snow covered mountains,lake and forest. Men on horses ride through forest at the edge of a lake. Men stand at the lake edge. View of a valley, lake and mountains.
A fire at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Illinois. Firemen try to douse the fire blazing at the Deer Path Inn building with water hoses.
World War I scenes of U.S. Army airplanes in action at the front. A picture of U.S. Army Major Henry A. (Hap) Arnold and California Forester Kurt Dubois, who, together, started the fire patrol practice by United States Army aircraft in1919. Army flyers lined up on a field. Army Curtis JN-4 (Jenny) airplanes in flight as smoke rises from the forests below. Weighted messages with ribbons attached, being dropped by pilots while in flight to inform about a forest fire. Later on after the installation of radios a pilot sends a message on a radio set in case of a forest fire. In 1920s, Crawler tractors used to skid logs out of the forest. In 1925, tractor with a blade was developed and used to build forest roads. In 1932, a Bulldozer being used to create firebreaks during a Southern California fire. A fire plow in operation.
The Film 'Nature's Classics' shows various landscapes in the United States. Views of trees,sky and clouds. Views of prairie land. Rock formations in the background. Group of tourists play outside a lodge. Tourists pose near a touring car. Tourists stop near the Great Rockies mountain trail. Views of forest and mountains. Views of snow covered mountains,lake and forest. A camp near the edge of a stream. Tourists near a tent. Campers and tent near a stream.
Americans listen to a chamber string quartet playing music on stage. Vintage views of various famous American cities in the 1950s. Sweeping wide views of American wilderness with mountains in distant background. Elevated view of a river in America. A railroad marshaling yard with skyline of Chicago Illinois in the distance. Close view of two railroad trains passing in opposite directions in downtown Chicago with skyscraper in background. A city street in downtown Detroit Michigan with 1950s cars on the road. View of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota and the city skyline in background. View of Saint Paul Minnesota with river, bridge, and some nearby factories. View of Saint Louis Missouri as seen from an anchored position on the Mississippi River. The city skyline of New Orleans from a distance. View of Pittsburgh skyline with the West End Bridge over the Ohio River in the foreground. People walk on the grounds of Liberty Island in New York, with the Statue of Liberty seen towering above. Aerial view of New York city's skyline, skyscrapers and New York harbor. Camera view panning from ground to top of Empire State Building in Manhattan. Aerial view of Washington DC and Potomac River. Ground view of Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol seen together. Steps of Lincoln Memorial and view of statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. An eastern American mountain view, witha lake or river in the foreground. View of Half Dome peak in Yosemite National Park seen from a moving vehicle. Elevated view of a dense forest in the western United States. Pacific coast scene of surf washing onto rocks in a rocky area with nearby cliffs and mountains.