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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, during World War I. (now called Naval Station Great Lakes, or NAVSTA Great Lakes). Trucks and cars are driven through the main entrance gate. Sailors in uniforms walk in and out of the gate. A building near the gate. A sign on the building reads: 'US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes Illinois'. A flag flutters from a flag pole outside a building. Smoke from chimneys of a factory. Wide ranging views of many buildings at the training station from elevated and ground positions. View of barracks.
Man drives an offroad vehicle specially designed, with individually suspended wheels, to traverse difficult terrain during a forest fire. A Canadair CL-215 "Super Scooper" twin engine float plane filling its 1400 gallon water tanks as it skims over a lake and then discharging it in a demonstration, in Quebec, Canada. Solar energy powered weather instruments and a tower with view of its instruments and a solar panel with solar cells on it. A satellite in the space. Surveillance planes in flight using infrared detectors to find forest fires. Image of the territory below on monitor screen aboard the airplane. "Smoke Jumpers" parachute from an aircraft. A helicopter hovers over trees in forest and lowers a rope that firefighter uses to rappel into the forest. Firefighters manually fighting a fire with hand tools at the fire's edge. They quickly leave the area, as a flareup occurs and then return to continue fighting the fire.